Below the fold are the results of the 2018-2019 Law Professor Twitter Census. You can also download the raw data here. New for this edition is the inclusion of areas of academic interest, for faculty who self-identified with that information. For the first time, the list is arranged by school, instead of individual users' last names.
Of the 1105 faculty members on this list, 636 (58%) are male; 469 (42.4%) are female; 921 (83.3%) are affiliated with U.S.-based law schools; 184 (16.7%) are affiliated with law schools outside the U.S.
Here are responses to some anticipated questions from inquiring minds who want to know:
1. How was the census developed?
The list is based on previous censuses, conducted in 2012 and 2015. It was amended and updated by contributions from blog readers in response to this post earlier this month. I added additional names myself, based on law prof accounts that I have happened to encounter (typically because they follow me on Twitter or I follow them).
2. How accurate is the census?
Not at all. If there are corrections, additions, etc., please feel free to email me directly at bcrawford at law dot pace dot edu. I'll republish from time to time based on new data I receive.
3. How does this year's data compare to the numbers from prior years?
For an historical comparison, here's the data from prior years:
|2018-2019 Version (Aug 15, 2018)||2015 Version (1/23/2015)||2012 Version (7/26/2012)|
|Total Number Users||1105||553||204|
|Based outside US||184||65||15|
4. Who is included in the census?
The list is meant to cover only individual tweeters who are full-time faculty members at law schools. The list is not meant to be a comprehensive account of everyone (adjuncts, librarians, practitioners, programs, institutes, students, group blogs) publishing law-related tweets.
5. What good is this information?
Not much, from what I can tell, but several people have asked me to update the census.
Full data below the fold and downloadable at link above.