Here's my list, in rank order, of professors with number of law review publications during the period 2005-2009 listed in parenthesis after school affiliation (US News ranked programs only). Methodology explained below the fold.
1. Dan Farber (Berkeley) (31)
2. John R. Nolon (Pace) (16)
J.B. Ruhl (FSU) (16)
4. Lisa Heinzerling (Georgetown) (14)
5. Hope Babcock (Georgetown) (13)
Richard J. Lazarus (Georgetown) (13)
7. Robert L. Rabin (Stanford) (11)
Jason Czarnezki (Vermont) (11) [ -- unintentionally omitted from first post. BJC]
9. Robin Kundis Craig (FSU) (10)
Jim Rossi (FSU) (10)
11. Holly Doremus (Berkeley) (9)
Robert Howse (NYU) (9)
1. Defining the "Subject Pool."
The subject pool includes only faculty members at schools having ranked Environmental Law speciality programs (according to US News, as an external reference point). As I mentioned in an earlier post (here), my colleague Emily Waldman and I consulted the list of faculty members self-identified in the 2009-2010 American Association of Law Schools Faculty Directory as teaching “Environmental Law.” We then consulted each school's website. Third, we made a person-by-person determination about each individual listed either in the AALS Faculty Directory or on the school‟s website. Fourth, we consulted with colleagues with experience in environmental law. The end result was a list of several hundred "environmental faculty members" whose scholarly productivity we then attempted to measure. We were trying to capture tenured, tenure-track and FTE professors (long-term contract professors).
2. On every person in the Subject Pool, we ran a Westlaw search, Leiter-style search:
AU(FIRST /2 LAST) & DA(BEF 2010) & SO("REVIEW") or SO("LAW QUARTERLY") OR SO ("JOURNAL") %SO(BAR /1 JOURNAL) %SO(BAR /1 NEWS) %SO(NEWSLETTER) %SO(ABA) %SO(ALI-ABA) %SO(PLI) %SO(BAR /1 ASSOCIATION). That will get you all articles, without date limitation. You then have to refine by date, or you can search that way initially -- i.e., & da(aft 2004 & bef 2010).
3. The full results are here. Download ProductivityatTopEnviroSchools
A few caveats about the results:
First, coverage by the Westlaw database – JLR – is not the only place where environmental scholarship can be found. Faculty members, whether or not environmental law specialists, engage in many academic and professional activities that are not captured entirely, adequately or, in some cases, at all, in these standardized electronic searches. Scholarly monographs, most notably, are not captured in the searc
Second, the search results do not distinguish between publications by quality, length or type. A three-page introduction to a symposium, a short review essay and a 70-page article “count” equally.
Third, the search did not distinguish between "environmental" and "non-environmental" articles.
Fourth, the search results do not take into account a faculty member‟s relative seniority (or lack thereof).
Corrections and comments very welcome.