Two CWRU School of Law Faculty Among the Most Cited Scholars in their Fields

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professors Jonathan Adler and Sharona Hoffman are among the top-10 most cited professors in their respective fields.

Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation

Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Law School’s Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, was the fifth most cited professor in the field of Environmental Law from 2016-2020, according to a study released in November.

A second analysis, looking at the same time period, also identified Adler as one of the 10 most cited law professors in the field of "Public Law," which includes administrative law, environmental law, legislation and related fields. 

With its $10 million endowment, the Burke Center for Environmental Law hosts conferences and lectures, undertakes projects and supports student internships. It recently launched an Environmental Law Clinic. preLaw magazine ranks CWRU’s environmental law program, under Adler’s leadership, as one of the top programs in the country with an “A” ranking. 

Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, professor of Bioethics in the School of Medicine, and co-director of the Law School’s Law-Medicine Center, was the ninth most cited professor in the field of Health Law from 2016-2020, according to a study released this month.

Sharona Hoffman

The Law-Medicine Center is ranked #11 in the country by U.S. News and World Report (2022 rankings edition). Hoffman, who has published over 70 articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues, has developed particular expertise and a national reputation in the area of health information technology, and is widely quoted by national and local media. Her work has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, and Boston College Law Review, among many other journals. She is the author of two books: Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow (Praeger 2015) and Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016).

Adler and Hoffman are among the most cited professors on one of the most prolific law faculties in the country—CWRU School of Law ranked 36th best according to the recent Sisk/Leiter Study on scholarly impact.