Inbreeding in Law School Hiring: Assessing the Performance of Faculty Hired from within

Posted: 26 Jun 2001

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Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell University, Law School (Deceased)

Martin T. Wells

Cornell University - Law School

Abstract

This study compares the scholarly impact of inbred 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 non-inbred entry-level faculty members.

Suggested Citation

Eisenberg, Theodore and Wells, Martin T., Inbreeding in Law School Hiring: Assessing the Performance of Faculty Hired from within. Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, Pt. 2, January 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=231578

Theodore Eisenberg (Contact Author)

Cornell University, Law School (Deceased) ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

Martin T. Wells

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
607-255-8801 (Phone)

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