Choosing the Right Law School / Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?« on: February 10, 2007, 11:35:31 PM »
http://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2005faculty_impact_cites.shtml - ranking NYU's faculty as better than Mich
"Since many frequently cited articles are cited because they contain succinct statements of boilerplate propositions of law or of a particular academic approach to some set of issues, or because they fall squarely within a particular academic paradigm whose proponents make a practice of citing each other, the frequency of an author's citations has little to do with his influence, much less with the quality of his work. "
And the SCOTUS rankings are so similar in both terms as to be laughable; your interpretation doesn't account for NYU's larger class size either.