New study ranks CWRU #40 best law faculty based on citations to their articles

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The faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law is well known for their significant scholarly contributions to the field of law.  Their work has recently been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, the International Criminal Court, and the U.S. Congress.

In past years, CWRU has been highly ranked by the Sisk/Leiter study of scholarly impact (2022) and the Heald and Sichelman study of scholarly impact (2019).  Now, Emory Law Professor Matthew Sag has developed the "Forward-Looking Academic Impact Rankings (FLAIR rankings), to be published in an article in volume 51 of the Florida Law Review (2023). The FLAIR rankings are based on data that shows how many times law review articles by each of 5,139 individual faculty members at 191 American law schools have been cited by other law review articles in the last five years. Case Western Reserve University School of Law was ranked #40 in the nation.

CWRU's Law Faculty are not just great scholars but are also among the nation's best classroom teachers. Earlier this year, Princeton Review ranked CWRU School of Law 26th best in the nation in terms of the quality of teaching, based on surveys of students.