Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 2
    Floor: Lobby Level

    This program will address the ways that using citation metrics to measure the scholarly impact of law faculty may affect law schools. The issue has come to the fore with the announcement by U.S. News & World Report that it will produce a ranking of law schools based on citation metrics obtained from HeinOnline. The panel will consider this venture as well as other ways citation metrics have been or could be used and what effects rankings based on scholarly impact may have on law faculty, on law libraries (who are often asked to provide or evaluate metrics), and on law schools as a whole.
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Session Speakers
Organization: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Organization: University of Virginia School of Law

Organization: University of Wisconsin Law School

Organization: Brooklyn Law School

Organization: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5250] Law Libraries and Legal Information -Measuring Scholarly Impact: Are Citation Metrics the Right Fit for Law Schools?: $0.00