Often-Cited Student Articles:

I'm working on the third edition of my Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, and I'd like to update, if possible, the little "Look at these student articles that have been big hits!" pep talk I give at the start. So far, I've found several articles that qualify, including:

  1. Anthony Amsterdam's student article, The Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine in the Supreme Court (U. Pa. L. Rev. 1960), has been cited by 290 scholarly works (and doubtless many more in the pre-WESTLAW era) and 250 cases.

  2. Lewis Sargentich's student article, The First Amendment Overbreadth Doctrine (Harv. L. Rev. 1970), has been cited by over 210 scholarly works and over 150 cases.

  3. Naomi Sheiner's student article, DES and a Proposed Theory of Enterprise Liability (Fordham L. Rev. 1978), helped pioneer the concept of enterprise liability, has been cited by over 110 scholarly works and over 35 cases, and was heavily used by Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, the leading case on the subject.

  4. Daniel Meltzer's student article, Standing to Assert Constitutional Jus Tertii (Harv. L. Rev. 1974), has been cited by 60 scholarly works and 60 cases.

  5. Robert F. Nagel's student article, Legislative Purpose, Rationality, and Equal Protection (Yale L.J. 1972), has been cited by 90 scholarly works and nearly 25 cases.

  6. Rachel Godsil's student article, Remedying Environmental Racism (Mich. L. Rev. 1991), has been cited by over 140 academic works.

  7. Jim Ryan's student article, Smith and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: An Iconoclastic Assessment (Va. L. Rev. 1992), has been cited by over 100 academic works.

Do any of you know of any other student-written articles (whether published as Notes or as full-fledged Articles, so long as they were written while the author was a student) that have been cited by over 100 academic works or by over 20 cases? If so, please post a comment, or e-mail me at volokh at law.ucla.edu. Thanks!