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Law school faculty, Inbred faculty, Noninbred faculty, Empirical legal studies


Applied Statistics | Legal Education | Legal Profession


This study compares the scholarly impact of inbred entry-level law school faculty members with the scholarly impact of noninbred entry-level law school faculty members. The sample includes 32 law schools and approximately 700 entry-level faculty members. By our measure of performance, scholarly impact as measured by citation frequency, inbred entry-level law school faculty members do not perform as well as noninbred entry-level faculty members.

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Published in: Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, part 2 (January 2000).