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Law

Law is a system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and the art of justice. State-enforced laws can be made by a group legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes; by the executive through decrees and regulations; or established by judges through precedent, usually in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals may create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that adopt alternative ways of resolving disputes to standard court litigation. The creation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
1,262,086
Prior Five Years
340,811
Total Citations
Lifetime
6,330,526
Prior Five Years
539,978
Total Scholars
Lifetime
122,703
Prior Five Years
65,195

Institutional Rankings

Global (Worldwide)
Academic Institutions
Lifetime
Academic Institutions
Prior Five Years
Non-academic Institutions
Lifetime
#1
United States
#1
United Kingdom
#1
Germany
#2
United States
#2
United States
#2
Germany
#3
United States
#3
Norway
#4
United States
#4
Netherlands
#5
United States
#5
Italy
#6
United States
#6
United Kingdom
#7
United States
#7
Australia
#8
United Kingdom
#8
Netherlands
#9
United Kingdom
#9
Australia
#10
United States
#10
United States
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Publications and Citation History

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Scholars based on Disciplines

Publications based on Top 20 Specialties

Scholars based on Top 20 Specialties

Highly Ranked Scholars™

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