Reproduction of Hierarchy-A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate

Abstract

Which individual has the greater lasting impact upon the path of American law: The median Supreme Court justice or an entrepreneurial law professor at an institution with a high degree of centrality? Given that we are inclined to support the former, we offer this provocative question not to provide a definitive conclusion but rather to encourage greater incorporation of the American legal academy in positive legal theory.

Publication
Journal of Legal Education