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2010 Press Releases

Florida State law school ranked one of nation's best for scholarly impact

Apr 01, 2010

TALLAHASSEE—According to a recently released study, the Florida State University College of Law faculty is 23rd best in the nation in terms of per-capita scholarly impact. The study, by Professor Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School, ranks Florida State in a tie with Emory and the University of California at Davis. Florida State is the only Florida law school ranked in the study.

According to Leiter, “This is a study that aims to identify the 25 law faculties with the most ‘scholarly impact’ as measured by citations during roughly the past five years.” The study was conducted in early January 2010.

In addition to the overall ranking, two Florida State law professors, Jim Rossi and Mark Seidenfeld, are ranked among the top 10 most-cited scholars in the specialty area of administrative law.

“This survey demonstrates that investments in Florida State Law are paying great dividends,” said law dean Don Weidner. “I am especially grateful to all our alumni who have contributed endowed professorships that helped transform our scholarly culture.”

In addition to producing impactful scholarship, Florida State law professors are active speakers and experts for professional groups around the nation. They also author books in a wide range of topics that are used by law schools across the nation. 

April 2010