The 20 Most-Cited Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Scholars in the U.S.

CORPORATE LAW & SECURITIES REGULATION

Rank Name School Citations Age in 2018
1 John Coffee, Jr. Columbia University 1310 74
2 Lucian Bebchuk Harvard University   985 63
3 Stephen Bainbridge University of California, Los Angeles   950 60
4 Ronald Gilson Columbia University   820 72
5 Reinier Kraakman Harvard University   735 69
6 Stephen Choi New York University   685 52
7 Donald Langevoort Georgetown University   670 67
8 Henry Hansmann Yale University   650 73
9 Jill Fisch University of Pennsylvania   625 58
10 Steven Davidoff Solomon University of California, Berkeley   600 47
11 Robert Thompson Georgetown University   585 69
12 Roberta Romano Yale University   580 66
13 James Cox Duke University   530 75
14 Thomas Hazen University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill   520 71
Mark Roe Harvard University   520 67
16 Bernard Black Northwestern University   515 65
17 Jeffrey Gordon Columbia University   500 68
Marcel Kahan New York University   500 56
19 William Wilson Bratton University of Pennsylvania   480 67
20 Edward Rock New York University   445 62
 

Other high-cited scholars who work partly in this area

Jonathan Macey Yale University 1140 63
David Skeel University of Pennsylvania    630 57

Brain Leiter is the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago Law School. This post originally appeared on his blog, “Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports,” and is available here.