Andrew Jensen Kerr, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing The Law According to the Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time in volume 20 of the Green Bag 2d (August 2017). Here is the abstract.
In this essay I address the perennial question of “What is law?” My data is our canon, as measured by citation counts. I limit my compass to the fifty most-cited articles in the modern Anglo-American tradition. My essay reads as a mosaic, but suggests the continuities in legal inquiry.Download the article from SSRN at the link.