Law Professor Blogger Census (Version 3.1)

census.jpgUPDATED! This version of the census (Version 3.1) incorporates changes and additions to Version 3.0 of the census released last week. Thank you to all readers who pointed out omissions and errors. As a result of the comments, 20 new bloggers have been added to the census. In addition to the chart, the stats below have all be updated. Based on these changes, there are 202 law professor bloggers, a greater percentage of female bloggers, and three additional schools in the schools with the most bloggers list: American, Case Western, and St. John’s.

Back in June of 2005, I decided to do a census of law professor bloggers. I released Version 1.0, and after receiving comments from readers, released an updated Version 2.0 on June 16, 2005, which is available here.

In Version 2.0 of the census, on June 16, 2005, I listed 130 bloggers (28 female, 102 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers: San Diego (7), UCLA (5), George Mason (5), Cincinnati (4), Ohio State (4), GW (3), Georgetown (3), Stanford (3), St. Thomas (3), Chapman (3), Villanova (3).

I’ve decided to update the census for this fall, creating Version 3.1.

Current statistics for Version 3.1 are:

Number of Bloggers: 202 bloggers.

Growth: Since the last census on June 16, 2005, the number of bloggers has grown from 130 to 202, an increase of 55%! That’s a big increase in less than 5 months.

Gender: Of the bloggers, 50 are female and 152 are male. Thus, about 25% are female and 75% are male. There are 22 new female bloggers and 50 new male bloggers. Female bloggers increased by 78.5% and male bloggers increased by 49%.

Schools: Schools with the most bloggers include:

Chicago (14)

UCLA (7)

San Diego (7)

GW (5)

Cincinnati (5)

George Mason (5)

Stanford (4)

Northwestern (4)

Ohio State (4)

U.C. Davis (4)

American (4)

Case Western (4)

St. John’s (4)

Schools in the U.S. News Top 20 rankings account for 61 bloggers

1. Yale (3)

2. Harvard (2)

3. Stanford (4)

4. Columbia (2)

5. NYU (2)

6. Chicago (14)

7. Pennsylvania (0)

8. Michigan (3)

8. Virginia (1)

10. Northwestern (4)

11. Cornell (3)

11. Duke (1)

11. Berkeley (1)

14. Georgetown (3)

15. UCLA (7)

15. Texas (3)

17. Vanderbilt (1)

18. USC (0)

19. Minnesota (1)

20. Boston University (1)

20. George Washington (5)

There are 61 bloggers from Top 20 schools. The number is roughly a third (30%) of the total number of bloggers (202). It thus appears that the Top 20 schools have a disproportionately large representation in the blogosphere. Only 2 schools in the Top 20 have no bloggers.

The Chicago Law Faculty Blog partly accounts for the disproportionate numbers among Top 20 schools. Without Chicago, there are 47 bloggers from the Top 20 schools, accounting for 23% of the total number of bloggers. Not including Chicago, the average Top 20 law school has 2.35 bloggers.

If we use Brian Leiter’s Top 20 law faculties based on scholarly citations, we must include 3 different schools (Colorado, Emory, Illinois – 4 bloggers) and exclude 3 schools (Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Minnesota – 2 bloggers total). This results in a net increase of 2 bloggers, thus yielding 63 bloggers from the Leiter Top 20.

The schools with the most bloggers generally fare quite well in the Leiter rankings.

Chicago – Blogger Rank = 1, Leiter Rank = 1

UCLA – Blogger Rank = 2, Leiter Rank = 15

San Diego – Blogger Rank = 2, Leiter Rank = 23

GW – Blogger Rank = 4, Leiter Rank = 16

George Mason – Blogger Rank = 4, Leiter Rank = 23

Cincinnati – Blogger Rank = 4, Leiter Rank = Unranked (outside Top 30)

Stanford – Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = 4

Northwestern – Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = 12

Ohio State – Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = 28

U.C. Davis – Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = Unranked (outside Top 30)

American — Blogger Rank =5, Leiter Rank = Unranked (outside Top 30)

Case Western — Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = Unranked (outside Top 30)

St. John’s — Blogger Rank = 5, Leiter Rank = Unranked (outside Top 30)

New changes and additions to the census are indicated with the word “NEW.” This designation either means that the blog is new or the blogger is new or both.


LAW SCHOOL BLOGGER GENDER BLOG
American Kenneth Anderson M Kenneth Anderson’s Law of War NEW
American Darren Hutchinson M BlackProf NEW
American Billie Jo Kaufman F Out of the Jungle NEW
American Paul Williams M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Arizona Gabriel (Jack) Chin M CrimProf Blog
Ave Maria Richard Myers M Mirror of Justice
Ave Maria Stephen J Safranek M Contracts Prof NEW
Berkeley Goodwin Liu M Supreme Court Extra NEW
Boston University Randy Barnett M Volokh Conspiracy
Buffalo Jim Milles M Out of the Jungle NEW
Capital David Mayer M MayerBlog
Cardozo Susan Crawford F Susan Crawford Blog
Cardozo Peter Tillers M Tillers on Evidence
Cardozo Richard Weisberg M Law & Humanities Blog NEW
Case Western Jonathan Adler M The Commons Blog
Case Western Peter Freidman M RawBlog NEW
Case Western Andrew Morriss M The Commons Blog and St. Maximos’ Hut NEW
Case Western Michael Scharf M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Chapman Tom Bell M Agoraphilia and The Technology Liberation Front
Chapman Hugh Hewitt M Hugh Hewitt.com
Chapman John Eastman M The Remedy
Chicago Al Alschuler M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Richard Epstein M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Todd Henderson M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Saul Levmore M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Doug Lichtman M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Anup Malani M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Tracey Meares F BlackProf NEW
Chicago Martha Nussbaum F Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Randy Picker M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Eric Posner M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Judge Richard Posner M Becker-Posner Blog
Chicago Geoffrey Stone M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago Lior Strahilevitz M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Chicago David Strauss M Chicago Law Faculty Blog NEW
Cincinnati Paul Caron M TaxProf Blog
Cincinnati Mark Godsey M CrimProf Blog
Cincinnati Elizabeth Malloy F Health Law Prof Blog
Cincinnati Barbara McFarland F Legal Writing Prof Blog NEW
Columbia Eben Moglen M Freedom Now
Columbia Tim Wu M Supreme Court Extra NEW
U. Conn Laura Dickinson F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Cornell Trevor Morrison M Supreme Court Extra NEW
Cornell Bradley Wendel M Legal Ethics Forum
Cornell Steven Shiffrin M Left2Right
Cumberland Miriam Cherry F Contracts Prof NEW
Cumberland Michael DeBow M Southern Appeal and Point of Law
U.C. Davis Jennifer Chacón F ImmigrationProf Blog NEW
U.C. Davis Anupam Chander M Anupam Chander
U.C. Davis Bill Hing M ImmigrationProf Blog NEW
U.C. Davis Kevin Johnson M ImmigrationProf Blog NEW
DePaul M. Cherif Bassiouni M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Duke Stuart Benjamin M Volokh Conspiracy
Emory Michael Perry M Mirror of Justice
Fordham Eduardo Penalver M Supreme Court Extra NEW
Fordham Amelia Uelmen F Mirror of Justice
Florida A&M Jacqueline Dowd F The 13th Juror
Florida State Dan Markel M PrawfsBlawg
Georgia Kevin Jon Heller M The Yin Blog
Georgia State Ellen Podgor F White Collar Crime Prof Blog
George Mason David Bernstein M Volokh Conspiracy and Point of Law
George Mason Donald Boudreaux M Café Hayek
George Mason Michelle Boardman F Volokh Conspiracy
George Mason Michael Krauss M Point of Law
George Mason Todd Zywicki M Volokh Conspiracy
GW Paul Butler M BlackProf NEW
GW Donald Clarke M China Law Prof Blog
GW Orin Kerr M Volokh Conspiracy
GW Spencer Overton M BlackProf NEW
GW Daniel Solove M Concurring Opinions NEW (moved from PrawfsBlawg) and Balkinization and Law & Humanities Blog NEW
Georgetown Marty Lederman M SCOTUSblog and Balkinization
Georgetown Mark Tushnet M Balkinization
Georgetown Rebecca Tushnet F Rebecca Tushnet’s Blog
Harvard Charles Nesson M Eon
Harvard Elizabeth Warren F TPMCafe
Hastings Ethan Leib M PrawfsBlawg
Hofstra Laura Appleman F Legal Ethics Forum
Hofstra Matt Bodie M PrawfsBlawg NEW
Hofstra Julian Ku M Opinio Juris
Houston Raymond Nimmer M Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Information Law NEW
Illinois A Taxing Matter NEW
Illinois Larry Ribstein M IdeoBlog
Illinois Lawrence Solum M Legal Theory Blog
Indiana-Indy Jeff Cooper M Cooped Up
Iowa Adrien Wing F BlackProf NEW
Iowa Tung Yin M The Yin Blog
Lewis & Clark Jack Bogdanski M Jack Bog’s Blog
Lewis & Clark Lydia Loren F LC CyberBlog NEW
Lewis & Clark Joseph Miller M Madisonian Theory NEW
Liberty Beau Baez F Liberty Law Prof
Louisiana State Christine Corcos F Media Law Prof Blog and Law & Humanities Blog NEW
Loyola Chicago Brett Frischmann M Madisonian Theory NEW
Loyola LA Rick Hasen M Election Law Blog
Marquette Eric Goldman M Goldman’s Observations and Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Marquette Christine Hurt F Conglomerate
Maryland Mark Graber M Balkinization
Maryland Sherrilyn Ifill F BlackProf NEW
Mercer David Hricik M Legal Ethics Forum
Miami Michael Froomkin M Discourse.net
Michigan Richard Friedman M Confrontation Blog NEW
Michigan Don Herzog M Left2Right
Michigan Robert Howse M PrawfsBlawg
Minnesota Carol Chomsky F Contracts Prof Blog
Mississippi College Michael McCann M Sports Law Blog NEW
Missouri Peggy McGuinness F Opinio Juris
N.Y. Law Sch. Beth Simone Noveck F Cairns Blog
NYU Christina Rodriguez F Supreme Court Extra NEW
NYU Daniel Shaviro M Start Making Sense NEW
UNC Eric Muller M Is That Legal?
Northern Kentucky Richard Bales M Workplace Prof Blog NEW
Northern Kentucky William K. Sjostrom, Jr. M Business Law Prof Blog NEW
Northwestern Anthony D’Amato M Bloggo D’Amato
Northwestern James Lindgren M Volokh Conspiracy
Northwestern Dorothy Roberts F BlackProf NEW
Northwestern David Scheffer M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Notre Dame Richard Garnett M Mirror of Justice and PrawfsBlawg NEW
Notre Dame Vincent Rougeau M Mirror of Justice
Ohio State Douglas Berman M Sentencing Law and Policy
Ohio State Edward Lee M Lee Blog
Ohio State Dale Oesterle M Business Law Prof Blog
Ohio State Daniel Tokaji M Equal Vote
Oklahoma Michael Scaperlanda M Mirror of Justice
Pace Marie Newman F Out of the Jungle NEW
Pepperdine Roger Alford M Opinio Juris
Pittsburgh Michael Madison M Madisonian Theory and IP and IT Conferences and Pittsblog
Pittsburgh Bernard Hibbitts M The Paper Chase
Regent David Wagner M Ninomania
Richmond Benjamin Spencer M Federal Civil Practice Bulletin NEW
Roger Williams Dennis Tonsing M Law School Academic Support Blog
Rutgers Camden Greg Lastowka M Terra Nova
Rutgers Newark Neil Buchanan M Left2Right
San Diego Gail Heriot F The Right Coast
San Diego Adam Kolber M Neuroethics Blog
San Diego Shaun Martin M California Appellate Blog
San Diego Michael Rappaport M The Right Coast
San Diego Maimon Schwarzschild M The Right Coast
San Diego Thomas Smith M The Right Coast
San Diego Christopher Wonnell M The Right Coast
Santa Clara Brad Joondeph M Supreme Court Extra NEW
St. John’s Christopher Borgen M Opinio Juris
St. John’s Linda Ryan F Out of the Jungle NEW
St. John’s Susan Stabile F Mirror of Justice
St. John’s Brian Tamanaha M Balkinization NEW
St. Thomas Thomas Berg M Mirror of Justice
St. Thomas Greg Sisk M Mirror of Justice
St. Thomas Robert Vischer M Mirror of Justice
South Carolina Ann Bartow F Sivacracy.net
Southern Illinois Sue Liemer F Legal Writing Prof Blog NEW
SMU Shubha Ghosh M Antitrust Prof Blog
SMU Health Law Prof Blog
South Texas Paul McGreal M Corporate Compliance Prof Blog
South Texas Dru Stevenson M South Texas Law Professor
Southwestern Paul Horwitz M PrawfsBlawg
Stanford Richard Banks M BlackProf NEW
Stanford Jennifer Granick F The Shout
Stanford Lawrence Lessig M Lessig Blog
Stanford Margaret Jane Radin F Left2Right
Suffolk Betsy McKenzie F Out of the Jungle NEW
Temple David Hoffman M Concurring Opinions NEW (moved from PrawfsBlawg)
Temple David Post M Volokh Conspiracy
Tennessee Glenn Reynolds M Instapundit and GlennReynolds.com
Texas John Dzienkowski M Legal Ethics Forum
Texas Brian Leiter M Leiter Reports and Leiter’s Law School Reports NEW
Texas Wayne Scheiss M Plain Legal Writing NEW
Texas Tech. Gerry Beyer M Wills Trusts and Estates Prof Blog
Texas Tech. Nancy Soonpaa F Legal Writing Prof Blog NEW
Texas Wesleyan Wayne Barnes M Contracts Prof Blog NEW
Texas Wesleyan Franklin Snyder M Contracts Prof Blog
Thomas Jefferson Kaimi Wenger M Concurring Opinions NEW (moved from PrawfsBlawg)
Toledo Howard Friedman M Religion Clause
Touro Jonathan Ezor M Tech Law Prof Blog
Touro Michelle Zakarin F Tech Law Prof Blog
UCLA Stephen Bainbridge M ProfessorBainbridge.com and Mirror of Justice
UCLA Devon Carbado M BlackProf NEW
UCLA Victor Fleischer M Conglomerate (merged his A Taxing Blog into the Conglomerate)
UCLA Russell Korobkin M Volokh Conspiracy
UCLA Russell Robinson M Supreme Court Extra NEW
UCLA Seanna Shiffrin F Left2Right
UCLA Eugene Volokh M Volokh Conspiracy
UMKC Barbara Glesner Fines F Family Law Prof Blog NEW
UNLV Keith Rowley M Contracts Prof Blog NEW
Vanderbilt Michael Newton M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Vermont Ellen Swain F Law School Academic Support Blog
Villanova Patrick Brennan M Mirror of Justice
Villanova James Maule M Mauled Again
Villanova Mark Sargent M Mirror of Justice
Virginia Risa Goluboff F Supreme Court Extra NEW
Washington U. Sam Bagenstos M Disability Law Blog and Supreme Court Extra NEW
Washington U. Leila Nadia Sadat F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
Wayne State Peter Henning M White Collar Crime Prof Blog
Widener Benjamin Barros M PropertyProf Blog
Willamette Susan Smith F Environmental Law Prof Blog
William & Mary Linda Malone F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog NEW
William Mitchell Kim Dayton F Elder Law Prof Blog
William Mitchell Robert E. Oliphant M Family Law Prof Blog NEW
William Mitchell Nancy Ver Steegh F Family Law Prof Blog NEW
Wisconsin Ann Althouse F Althouse
Wisconsin Gordon Smith M Conglomerate
Yale Ian Ayres M Balkinization
Yale Jack Balkin M Balkinization
Yale Oona Hathaway F Supreme Court Extra NEW

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    How many of those listed are generally right of center? I counted 23 folks who would have no objection to being described as generally right of center, but I only recognized about 30% of the names. It would be interesting to see if the representation of conservative law prof bloggers is greater in the blogosphere than the representation of conservative law profs in the academic world.

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