Monday, June 04, 2012

Most-Cited Law Review Articles

Fred Shapiro and Michelle Pearse, law librarians at Yale and Harvard, respectively, have published a study of the most-cited law review articles of all time.  Published in the Michigan Law Review, the study lists the top 100 articles by number of citations.  The top five are:

1.  R.H. Coase, The Problem of Social Cost, 3 J.L. & Econ. 1 (1960).

2.  Samuel D. Warren & Louis D. Brandeis, The Right to Privacy, 4 Harv. L. Rev. 193 (1890).

3.  3138 O.W. Holmes, The Path of the Law, 10 Harv. L. Rev. 457 (1897).

4.  Gerald Gunther, The Supreme Court, 1971 Term—Foreword: In Search of Evolving Doctrine on a Changing Court: A Model for a Newer Equal Protection, 86 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1972).

5.  Herbert Wechsler, Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law, 73 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1959).

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