About “The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time” (Posting 3)

First, let me ask, is it common for commenters on this blog to criticize perfectly standard grammar as grammatically incorrect?

An article just published in Michigan Law Review, written by me and Michelle Pearse, includes an updated version of my study of the most-cited law review articles. Some Volokh Conspiracy readers may be interested to know which scholars had the most articles on the list of the 100 most-cited articles of all time.

4 articles: Frank I. Michelman
3 articles: Owen M. Fiss, Lon L. Fuller, William L. Prosser, Cass R. Sunstein
2 articles: Anthony G. Amsterdam, Paul Brest, Guido Calabresi, Kimberle Crenshaw, John Hart Ely, Henry J. Friendly, Marc Galanter, Henry M. Hart, Jr., Mari J. Matsuda, Margaret Jane Radin, Joseph L. Sax, Herbert Wechsler

Also of interest are the scholars with the most articles on the list of the most-cited articles of the last 20 years (more precisely, the 5 most-cited articles published in each of the years from 1990 to 2009).

9 articles: Mark A. Lemley
6 articles: Cass R. Sunstein
4 articles: Akhil Reed Amar
3 articles: William N. Eskridge, Jr., Robert C. Post, Reva B. Siegel
2 articles: Stephen M. Bainbridge, Lucian Arye Bebchuk, Yochai Benkler, Curtis A. Bradley, John C. Coffee, Jr., Jack L. Goldsmith, Dan M. Kahan, Harold H. Koh, Lawrence Lessig, A. Benjamin Spencer

Lemley’s astounding total may be a testament, not only to his own impact, but also to the rise of his field, intellectual property, to a new importance in recent decades. Sunstein is clearly a citation prodigy. In my 2000 study of “The Most-Cited Legal Scholars,” he ranked fifteenth among all legal authors. If that study were repeated today, he would probably place behind only Richard A. Posner.