Law Professor Blogger Census (Version 5.0)

census.jpgNEW VERSION 5.0

NOTE: This is a beta version. Please email me with any corrections. I plan to post a final version soon.

It’s time again for the semi-annual census of law professor bloggers. A lot has happened in the blogosphere since the last census (Version 4.3) was completed in March 2006.

Earlier Versions of the Census: In Version 2.0 (June 2005), there were 130 bloggers (28 female, 102 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers included: 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).

In Version 3.1 (November 2005), there were 202 bloggers (50 female, 152 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers included: 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).

In Version 4.3 (March 2006), there were 235 law professor bloggers (58 female, 177 male), and schools with the largest number of bloggers included: Chicago (15); San Diego (7); GW (6); Illinois (6); UCLA (6); George Mason (5); and William Mitchell (5)

NEW VERSION 5.0 STATS:

Number: There are 290 law professor bloggers.

Growth: Since the last census in March 2006, there are 59 new bloggers and 4 departed bloggers, increasing the blogosphere from 235 bloggers to 290 bloggers – an increase of about 23%.

Gender: Of the bloggers, 70 are female and 220 are male. Thus, about 24% are female and 76% are male. These are roughly the same percentages as in the last census.

Schools: Schools with the most bloggers include:

Chicago (17)

Georgetown (14)

San Diego (8)

Illinois (7)

GW (6)

George Mason (6)

Temple (6)

UCLA (6)

Michigan (5)

St. John’s (5)

William Mitchell (5)

Schools making their first appearance on the census include: Arkansas-Fayetteville, Arizona State, Berkeley Boalt Hall, Brooklyn, Drexel, Florida, Kentucky, Nebraska, Santa Clara, Seton Hall, Tulane, and Wake Forest.

Schools in the U.S. News Top 20 rankings account for 84 bloggers

1. Yale (2)

2. Stanford (3)

3. Harvard (4)

4. Columbia (1)

4. NYU (1)

6. Chicago (17)

7. Pennsylvania (0)

8. Berkeley (1)

8. Michigan (5)

8. Virginia (2)

11. Duke (2)

12. Northwestern (3)

13. Cornell (4)

14. Georgetown (14)

15. UCLA (6)

16. Texas (4)

17. USC (0)

17. Vanderbilt (1)

19. George Washington (6)

19. Minnesota (4)

19. Washington U. (4)

Bloggers from the Top 20 increased from 67 to 84, an increase of about 24%. The Top 20 schools have a disproportionately large representation in the blogosphere – a little under a third (29%) of the total number of bloggers (290). Only 2 schools in the Top 20 have no bloggers — Pennsylvania and USC.

In the chart that follows, I indicate new bloggers with NEW. Since the chart has grown too large for a single blog post, I had to cut the chart in half. The chart below the fold consists of schools beginning with the letters A-M. For the second half of the chart, schools N-Z, click here.


LAW SCHOOL BLOGGER GENDER BLOG
Alabama Al Brophy NEW M PropertyProf Blog and MoneyLaw
American Kenneth Anderson M Kenneth Anderson’s Law of War
American Billie Jo Kaufman F Out of the Jungle
American Paul Williams M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Arizona Gabriel (Jack) Chin M CrimProf Blog
Arizona State David Kaye NEW M Science & Law Blog
Arizona State Michael Saks NEW M Science & Law Blog
Arkansas-Fayetteville Susan Schneider NEW F Agricultural Law
Ave Maria Richard Myers M Mirror of Justice
Ave Maria Stephen J Safranek M Contracts Prof
Berkeley Boalt Hall Daniel Farber NEW M Jurisdynamics
Brooklyn Edward Cheng NEW M Science & Law Blog
Buffalo Jim Milles M Out of the Jungle
Capital David Mayer M MayerBlog
Cardozo Dan Crane M Antitrust Review
Cardozo Susan Crawford F Susan Crawford Blog
Cardozo Peter Tillers M Tillers on Evidence
Case Western Jonathan Adler M The Commons Blog
Case Western Peter Freidman M RawBlog
Case Western Andrew Morriss M The Commons Blog and St. Maximos’ Hut
Case Western Michael Scharf M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Chapman Tom Bell M Agoraphilia and The Technology Liberation Front and MoneyLaw NEW BLOG
Chapman Hugh Hewitt M Hugh Hewitt.com
Chapman John Eastman M The Remedy
Chicago Al Alschuler M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Richard Epstein M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago William Ford M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Chicago Todd Henderson M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Mark Heyrman NEW M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Saul Levmore M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Doug Lichtman M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Anup Malani M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Tracey Meares F BlackProf
Chicago Martha Nussbaum F Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Randy Picker M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Eric Posner M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Judge Richard Posner M Becker-Posner Blog
Chicago Geoffrey Stone M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Lior Strahilevitz M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago David Strauss M Chicago Law Faculty Blog
Chicago Cass Sunstein M Chicago Law Faculty Blog and Open University NEW BLOG
Chicago-Kent Sungjoon Cho M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Cincinnati Paul Caron M TaxProf Blog and MoneyLaw NEW BLOG
Cincinnati Mark Godsey M CrimProf Blog
Cincinnati Elizabeth Malloy F Health Law Prof Blog
Cincinnati Barbara McFarland F Legal Writing Prof Blog
Cleveland State Adam Thurschwell M Before the Law
Colorado Victor Fleischer M Conglomerate
Columbia Petros Mavroidis M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
U. Conn Laura Dickinson F Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
Cornell Theodore Eisenberg M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Cornell Michael Heise M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Cornell Bradley Wendel M Legal Ethics Forum
Cornell Steven Shiffrin M Left2Right
Cumberland Michael DeBow M Southern Appeal and Point of Law
CUNY Rebecca Bratspies NEW F Agricultural Law
U.C. Davis Jennifer Chacón F ImmigrationProf Blog
U.C. Davis Anupam Chander M Anupam Chander
U.C. Davis Bill Hing M ImmigrationProf Blog
U.C. Davis Kevin Johnson M ImmigrationProf Blog
DePaul M. Cherif Bassiouni M Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
DePaul Brian Havel NEW M Aviation Law Prof Blog
DePaul Michael Jacobs NEW M Aviation Law Prof Blog
Drexel Dan Filler M Concurring Opinions
Duke Stuart Benjamin M Volokh Conspiracy
Duke Joost Pauwelyn M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Emory Michael Perry M Mirror of Justice
Emory Fred Tung NEW M Conglomerate
Florida Jeffrey Harrison NEW M MoneyLaw
Florida Chris Peterson NEW M Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Florida A&M Jacqueline Dowd F The 13th Juror
Florida Coastal Jandeep Bhandari M Law and Econ Prof Blog
Florida State Dan Markel M PrawfsBlawg
Florida State J.B. Ruhl NEW M Jurisdynamics
Fordham Chantal Thomas F International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Fordham Amelia Uelmen F Mirror of Justice
Fordham Terry Smith NEW M BlackProf
George Mason David Bernstein M Volokh Conspiracy and Point of Law
George Mason Donald Boudreaux M Café Hayek
George Mason Michael Krauss M Point of Law
George Mason Ilya Somin NEW M Volokh Conspiracy
George Mason Joshua Wright M Truth on the Market
George Mason Todd Zywicki M Volokh Conspiracy
GW Paul Butler M BlackProf
GW Steve Charnovitz M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
GW Donald Clarke M China Law Prof Blog
GW Orin Kerr M Volokh Conspiracy
GW Spencer Overton M BlackProf
GW Daniel Solove M Concurring Opinions
Georgetown Alex Aleinikoff NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Randy Barnett M Volokh Conspiracy and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog NEW BLOG
Georgetown Rosa Brooks F Law Culture and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog NEW BLOG
Georgetown Robert Drinan NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Emma Coleman Jordan NEW F Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Neal Katyal NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Richard Lazarus NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Marty Lederman M SCOTUSblog and Balkinization and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog NEW BLOG
Georgetown John Mikhail NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Louis Michael Seidman NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Mark Tushnet M Balkinization and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog NEW BLOG
Georgetown Rebecca Tushnet F 43(B)log and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog NEW BLOG
Georgetown Carlos Vázquez NEW M Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgetown Sasha Volokh NEW M Volokh Conspiracy and Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Georgia Kevin Jon Heller M Opinio Juris
Harvard David Barron M Law Culture
Harvard Angie Littwin NEW F Credit Slips
Harvard Charles Nesson M Eon
Harvard Elizabeth Warren F TPMCafe and Credit Slips NEW BLOG
Hastings David Faigman NEW M Science & Law Blog
Hastings Ethan Leib M PrawfsBlawg
Hofstra Matt Bodie M PrawfsBlawg
Hofstra Julian Ku M Opinio Juris
Houston Richard Alderman NEW M Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Houston Raymond Nimmer M Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Information Law
Houston Nancy Rappaport NEW F MoneyLaw
Houston Joseph Sanders NEW M Science & Law Blog
Illinois A Taxing Matter
Illinois Bill Davey M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Illinois Christine Hurt F Conglomerate
Illinois Bob Lawless NEW M Credit Slips
Illinois Larry Ribstein M IdeoBlog
Illinois Lawrence Solum M Legal Theory Blog
Illinois Thomas Ulen M Law and Econ Prof Blog
Iowa Katie Porter NEW F Credit Slips
Iowa Adrien Wing F BlackProf
Iowa Tung Yin M The Yin Blog and National Security Advisors NEW BLOG
Kentucky Lori Ringhand NEW F Ratio Juris
Lewis & Clark Jack Bogdanski M Jack Bog’s Blog
Lewis & Clark Lydia Loren F LC CyberBlog
Lewis & Clark Geoffrey Manne M Truth on the Market
Lewis & Clark Joseph Miller M The Fire of Genius
Liberty Beau Baez F Liberty Law Prof
Louisiana State Christine Corcos F Media Law Prof Blog and Law & Humanities Blog
Loyola Chicago Brett Frischmann M Madisonian.net
Loyola-Chicago Greg Shaffer M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Loyola LA Rick Hasen M Election Law Blog
Marquette Jason Czarnezki M Empirical Legal Studies Blog
Houston Chad Oldfather NEW M Ratio Juris
Maryland Richard Booth M The Quant
Maryland Lisa Fairfax NEW F Conglomerate
Maryland Mark Graber M Balkinization
Maryland Sherrilyn Ifill F BlackProf
McGeorge–U. Pacific Miriam Cherry F Contracts Prof
Mercer David Hricik M Legal Ethics Forum and Statutory Construction Blog NEW BLOG
Miami Michael Froomkin M Discourse.net
Miami Steve Vladeck M PrawfsBlawg and National Security Advisors NEW BLOG
Michigan Richard Friedman M Confrontation Blog
Michigan Don Herzog M Left2Right
Michigan Robert Howse M PrawfsBlawg and International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Michigan John Pottow NEW M Credit Slips
Michigan Donald Regan M International Economic Law and Policy Blog
Minnesota Dale Carpenter F Volokh Conspiracy
Minnesota Jim Chen NEW M Jurisdynamics
Minnesota Carol Chomsky F Contracts Prof Blog
Minnesota William McGeveran NEW M InfoLaw
Mississippi College Gregory Bowman M Legal Career Blog
Mississippi College Michael McCann M Sports Law Blog
Mississippi U. Paul Secunda M Workplace Prof Blog
Missouri Thom Lambert M Truth on the Market
Missouri Peggy McGuinness F Opinio Juris


For the second half of the table, schools N-Z, click here.

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10 Responses

  1. Thom Brooks says:

    A pity that non-US law schools were not included.

  2. John Steele says:

    Does your chart have Andy Perlman, of Suffolk, and David McGowan, of San Diego, both at Legal Ethics Forum?

  3. PSU says:

    I also noticed that, although you’ve mentioned Professor Stephanie Farrior of Penn State-Dickinson, a few other Penn Staters have been left out, namely: Professors Eileen Kane and Richard Storrow (both of Feminist Law Profs Blog), and Professor Larry Cata Backer, with his own blog at http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/.

  4. I may have missed the references to UC Davis but we have a number of bloggers.

    Kevin Johnson Immigrationprof

    Bill Hing Immigrationprof

    Jennifer Chacon Immigrationprof

    Anupam Chander http://www.chander.com

    Jack Ayer

  5. Peter Henning says:

    Professor Linda Beale moved from Illinois to Wayne State this year (her blog is “A Taxing Matter”).

  6. Matthew L.M. Fletcher says:

    There’s three at http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/

  7. Buce says:

    Kevin Johnson (supra) is correct that I have a blog. It doesn’t have much to do with law but I like to think of it as the primo blog of attention surplus disorder.

    Find it at: http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/

    I operate under the nom de blog of “Buce,” but I don’t really make any secret of my identiy–just cuts down the cruder junk mail.

    –Jack Ayer

    UC Davis

  8. Yotam Shor says:

    Check out the blog of the faculty of Haifa U Law School, in Israel. Some of it is in Hebrew, some in English. It has 9 active faculty participants and numerous students replying (I’m one). Its a very active sight.

    http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/

  9. Thaddeus Hoffmeister says:

    You left of my blog at http://www.juries.typepad.com and Professor Susan Brenner at http://www.cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com