Jack Balkin: jackbalkin at yahoo.com
Bruce Ackerman bruce.ackerman at yale.edu
Ian Ayres ian.ayres at yale.edu
Corey Brettschneider corey_brettschneider at brown.edu
Mary Dudziak mary.l.dudziak at emory.edu
Joey Fishkin joey.fishkin at gmail.com
Heather Gerken heather.gerken at yale.edu
Abbe Gluck abbe.gluck at yale.edu
Mark Graber mgraber at law.umaryland.edu
Stephen Griffin sgriffin at tulane.edu
Jonathan Hafetz jonathan.hafetz at shu.edu
Jeremy Kessler jkessler at law.columbia.edu
Andrew Koppelman akoppelman at law.northwestern.edu
Marty Lederman msl46 at law.georgetown.edu
Sanford Levinson slevinson at law.utexas.edu
David Luban david.luban at gmail.com
Gerard Magliocca gmaglioc at iupui.edu
Jason Mazzone mazzonej at illinois.edu
Linda McClain lmcclain at bu.edu
John Mikhail mikhail at law.georgetown.edu
Frank Pasquale pasquale.frank at gmail.com
Nate Persily npersily at gmail.com
Michael Stokes Paulsen michaelstokespaulsen at gmail.com
Deborah Pearlstein dpearlst at yu.edu
Rick Pildes rick.pildes at nyu.edu
David Pozen dpozen at law.columbia.edu
Richard Primus raprimus at umich.edu
K. Sabeel Rahmansabeel.rahman at brooklaw.edu
Alice Ristroph alice.ristroph at shu.edu
Neil Siegel siegel at law.duke.edu
David Super david.super at law.georgetown.edu
Brian Tamanaha btamanaha at wulaw.wustl.edu
Nelson Tebbe nelson.tebbe at brooklaw.edu
Mark Tushnet mtushnet at law.harvard.edu
Adam Winkler winkler at ucla.edu
Once again, it's time for every law professor's favorite guilty pleasure, the Greg Sisk/Brian Leiter lists of citation counts. For this week and next Brian is featuring on his blog a list of the top law faculties by median and mean citations, and the top individual scholars in various areas of legal scholarship.
Sisk's and Leiter's method for counting citations performs searches in the law journals section of Westlaw for a four year period (2013-2017) using the formula (firstname /2 lastname). In my case, that would be (Jack /2 Balkin).
[The full Westlaw formula, in case you are interested, is: TE(Jack /2 Balkin) and date (aft 2012) and date (bef 2018).]
Unfortunately for me, I wrote under a different name, J.M. Balkin, until 2001. So the Sisk-Leiter count does not pick up citations to these earlier works, which include my first 52 articles and my first two books.
Searching with (Jack /2 Balkin) yields 1585 citations. But searching with (Jack or "J.M." /2 Balkin) yields 1740.
Greg Sisk has graciously agreed to include both of my names (Jack and J.M.) in his next citation count study several years from now. He is not going to update my count in his current faculty lists, however, because he focuses on the total citations for entire law school faculties. So the difference will have no effect on the median number of citations for Yale faculty and only a very minor effect on the mean.
Brian Leiter has explained that he does not plan to update the citation counts in this year's lists of individual scholars (although I assume he will search for both of my names in future lists). He explained that there could be many other people who are in a similar position, so it would be ad hoc only to update my citation counts. Moreover, doing so would only bump me up two or three slots in his lists.
However, the lesson here is that if you have ever written under more than one name (whether first or last), you should let Greg Sisk know in advance.
There are, however, some amusing effects of using the correct citation counts.
First, updating this list of most cited originalist scholars courtesy of Michael Ramsey, I am now the most cited originalist in the American legal academy.
Second, among the top five most cited originalist scholars in the American legal academy, (me, Akhil Amar, Michael McConnell, Randy Barnett, and Lawrence Solum) three are liberals and one is a libertarian. Only one is a political conservative.
What this means for originalism I leave to the reader to figure out.