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Six Degrees of Cass Sunstein: Collaboration Networks in Legal Scholarship


Paul H. Edelman


Vanderbilt University - Law School

Tracey E. George


Vanderbilt University - Law School


Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 19, 2007
Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-23

Abstract:     
Degrees of separation is a concept that is intuitive and appealing in popular culture as well as academic discourse: It tells us something about the connectedness of a particular field. It also reveals paths of influence and access. Paul Erdős was the Kevin Bacon of his field - math - coauthoring with a large number of scholars from many institutions and across subfields. Moreover, his work was highly cited and important. Mathematicians talk about their Erdős number (i.e., numbers of degrees of separation) as a sign of their connection to the hub of mathematics: An Erdős number of 2 means a scholar did not co-author with Erdős but did collaborate with someone who did (i.e., an Erdős 1). In this study, we examine collaboration networks in law, searching for the Legal Erdős. We crown Sunstein as the Legal Erdős and name a complete (as possible) list of Sunstein 1s and 2s.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: Legal Scholarship, Legal Education, Law Schools, Network Theory, Collaboration, Rankings

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Date posted: July 14, 2007 ; Last revised: November 14, 2007

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Edelman, Paul H. and George, Tracey E., Six Degrees of Cass Sunstein: Collaboration Networks in Legal Scholarship. Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 19, 2007; Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-23. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1000689 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1000689

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Paul H. Edelman
Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States
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Tracey E. George (Contact Author)
Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States
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