The top five on Shapiro`s list of the 50 most cited jurists of all time are: Specialties: Constitutional Law, National Security, Military, War, and Peace David D. Cole currently holds the title of National General Counsel of the American Civil LIberties Union, which he founded in 2016. Apart from that, Cole was known as a law professor, civil rights activist, and First Amendment lawyer, author of books and articles in various areas of law, and a legal correspondent in the media. But it also leads to discussions between lawyers about who is almost absent from the list: women. Catharine MacKinnon, a law professor at the University of Michigan, is number 40. Deborah Rhode, a Stanford law professor who died earlier this year, is the only other woman to switch to number 45. (Reuters) – Richard Posner, a retired federal appeals judge and law professor, is America`s most cited jurist, followed by Cass Sunstein, a harvard law professor, and the late New York University law professor Ronald Dworkin. Note: This is not just a list of the most influential jurists alive today. Here we focus on the number of citations and web presence of scientists over the past 10 years. There are other very influential scientists who have simply not been cited and who have not been talked about as many times in the last 10 years, while new faces have caused a sensation in news, conferences and publications, publications, publications. Our AI is critical in terms of time. To find some of the big names you`ve been waiting for here, we recommend using our dynamic ranking system and checking the influence of the last 20 and 50 years.

I think it would be a poll for another day that could look at scientists from other disciplines whose ideas have influenced American law; The idea here was to focus on those whose main intellectual or institutional focus is or was the law. Academic critics argue that the case law is too argumentative or too “normative” and simply states what the law should be and what the law is. It is not the pursuit of pure science for knowledge in the discipline of a recognized academic field. Critics of the bar and the judiciary accuse the opposite accusation: the jurisprudence is too academic and not professional enough, in love with fashions, detached from any discipline and of little use to the lawyer or the acting judge. Legions of cost-conscious critics complain that paying high salaries to professors with low course loads drives up tuition fees. Many professors themselves have serious concerns about this scientific enterprise. There is a grain of truth in all these complaints. Her legal opinions have advocated affirmative action, legalization of gay marriage, women`s reproductive rights, and gun control. He specializes in constitutional law, appellate law and criminal law. He has tried several supreme court cases and is the author of numerous books, including Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Inenforceable.

He has taught law at many prestigious and influential institutions, including the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Duke University, the University of California, Los Angeles Law School and DePaul University of Law. The National Jurist: The Magazine for Law Students named him one of the “23 law professors to take before you die” in 2011. A list of the 50 most cited American jurists of all time includes many well-known names, but only two women. The world is facing an era of rapid technological change that has had serious repercussions on the legal landscape. Big questions have arisen, such as how we can reconcile the right to free speech in the First Amendment with a rapidly worsening problem of strategic misinformation. How can we control the private use of drones so that data protection rights are respected? Is health care a privilege or a fundamental human right? What are the moral and ethical implications of for-profit health care? How should we interpret the 2nd Amendment in light of technological and cultural changes? Crenshaw is influential far beyond the realm of law and one of the founders of critical racial theory and the concept of intersectionality. These are methods of analyzing issues related to the influence of race, as well as the overlap (hence the name) of different aspects of identity, such as economic status, education, and gender. Crenshaw notes, of course, that she put the name “intersectionality” on the concept, but it previously existed in the work of people like Angela J. Davis and Deborah King. These ideas are used as frequently in fields such as literature and art, philosophy, sociology and anthropology, as they are in law and legal theory. Finnis, known as a philosopher and legal scholar, has published a number of books and articles on the philosophical foundations of law, including Moral Absolutes: Tradition, Revision, and Truth.