Brian Leiter has updated his rankings of legal academics by subject area for the years 2009-2013.  He’s changed the subject areas studied (as he has before), but the results are still illuminating.  It’s particularly interesting to note how scholars in some areas are ited far more frequently than those in others (e.g. tax).

Of note, our own Orin Kerr is the most-cited law professor in criminal law and procedure for the period studied.  This is particularly impressive when one notes that Orin  is the youngest in the top ten (tied with Rachel Barkow, who comes in fourth on the list).  Way to go Orin!

Leiter has also posted a list of the ten most cited law faculty overall. Cass Sunstein tops the list for the 2009-2013 period, followed by Erwin Chemerinsky and Richard Epstein.