Michigan Law Review has named an article by Lewis A. Kornhauser, the Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law, as the 19th most-cited law review article of all time. Appearing in Yale Law Journal in 1979, “Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: The Case of Divorce,” which was co-authored by Kornhauser and Robert H. Mnookin, has been cited 1,236 times since publication.
The June issue of Michigan Law Review listed the 100 most-cited legal articles of all time, the 100 most-cited legal articles in the last 20 years, and other related rankings. Kornhauser’s article is also the most-cited article in the field of family law.
Scholarship by additional NYU Law faculty also appeared on the list. Richard B. Stewart’s “The Reformation of American Administrative Law,” published in 1975 in Harvard Law Review, was ranked 52nd among the top 100 most-cited articles, while Anthony G. Amsterdam’s note on “The Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine in the Supreme Court,” published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review in 1960, was ranked 58th.
Among law review articles from the last 20 years, Richard H. Pildes, Rachel E. Barkow and Cristina Rodriguez all earned mentions. Pildes’ “Expressive Harms, “Bizarre Districts,” and “Voting Rights: Evaluating Election-District Appearances After Shaw v. Reno,” was the fifth most-cited article in 1993. Cristina Rodriguez’s “The Significance of the Local in Immigration Regulation” held the fifth spot for 2008, and Rachel Barkow’s “Institutional Design and the Policing of Prosecutors: Lessons from Administrative Law” was fourth most-cited among 2009 articles.