Sept. 2, 2015 – Professor Jordan Paust leads the University of Houston Law Center faculty in the number of times his scholarly writings have been downloaded in the past year, according to the Social Science Research Network.
Paust, the Mike and Teresa Baker Law Center Professor of International Law, ranked 390th out of 286,611 authors in all fields for the past 12 months. He ranks 923rd overall since the network originated in 1992. Those rankings place him in the top 0.14 percent of authors for the past year and 0.3 percent overall.
The SSRN is a repository where authors may post their scholarly writings before they work their way through the process of review and publication in professional journals and other publications. The scholarship is available free to other scholars, researchers, and the public.
In a nationwide study of the “scholarly impact” of tenured faculty, the Law Center ranks 57th in a five-way tie among 98 of the nation’s leading law schools. Published by the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, the study extends the methodology of law school rankings developed by Brian Leiter, a law professor and director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. The “scholarly impact” survey tracks law journal citations over a five-year period, the most recent survey covers the years 2010 through 2014.
The 10 most cited Law Center professors in the 2015-16 survey, in alphabetical order, are: David Crump, Lonny Hoffman, Paul Janicke, Craig Joyce, Jacqueline Lipton, Raymond T. Nimmer, Michael A. Olivas, Jordan Paust, Joseph Sanders, and Sandra Guerra Thompson.