Committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, the University of San Diego School of Law's faculty is recognized nationally for their scholarly impact.
- Ranked 17th nationally in number of times faculty manuscripts were downloaded from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a 12 month period.
- Ranked 22nd in scholarly reputation on survey of leading academics.
- Ranked 27th in scholarly impact based on mean per capita citation rates.
USD's community of scholars author leading casebooks and treatises, scholarly monographs published by the finest university presses and influential articles in the nation’s leading law reviews. Faculty members come from diverse personal, professional and academic backgrounds and include numerous former judicial clerks, practitioners from the private and public sectors as well as both sitting and former judges.