Published on: Monday, April 15, 2013
The University of St. Thomas School of Law recently ranked third in a study measuring faculty productivity. Roger Williams University School of Law conducted the study in order to measure the per capita productivity of faculty in schools that are ranked outside the US News Top 50 rankings.
The study analyzes the rate of faculty article publication in the nation’s “top tier” law journals. This year, UST Law ranked ahead of schools such as the University of San Diego and the University of Missouri, and just behind Florida State University. UST Law has achieved a top ten ranking for two consecutive years.
“This is further evidence of the strong scholarly community that we’ve built over our first twelve years,” said UST Law Dean Robert Vischer, who is also a professor. “I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into making this happen.”
UST Law faculty members are consistently recognized for their excellent work both inside and outside the classroom. In 2012, UST Law ranked thirtieth in a scholarly impact study conducted by University of Chicago’s Brian Leiter. The study measured the total number of law journal citations from tenured members of law faculty over the past five years. Additionally, in 2011, Princeton Review ranked UST Law in the top ten of their “Best Professors” list.
For more information about the methodology of the 2012-2013 Roger Williams University study, see “Faculty Scholarship Study.”