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News Posted on August 20, 2018

UC Davis School of Law ranks 23rd among top U.S. law schools in 'scholarly impact'

UC Davis School of Law landed at No. 23 among the “Top 50 Law Schools Based on Scholarly Impact, 2018.” UC Davis has moved up a spot since 2015, the last time the rankings - based on the number of citations to tenured faculty scholarship in law journals – were compiled.

UC Davis finished ahead of Notre Dame (No. 26) and Boston University (No. 27), and tied USC. UC Davis and USC share the No. 23 spot with University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis).

The rankings resulted from a study of thousands of law professors and more than half a million citations in law journals. The ratings look at mean and median citations to tenured faculty scholarship, using a calculating system refined by University of Chicago Professor Brian Leiter. The 2018 rankings cover 2013-2017.

King Hall’s faculty has been recognized widely for its outstanding, prolific scholarship. Articles by UC Davis School of Law scholars appear regularly in leading law journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review and California Law Review.