Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Green Bag Almanac & Reader

Publication Date

2008

Page Number

473

Keywords

Erdos number, Sunstein co-authors

Disciplines

Law | Legal Biography | Legal Writing and Research

Abstract

In Si:x· Degrees of Cass Sunsrein: Collaboration Networks in Legal Sc/zolarslzip ,1 we began the study of the legal academy's eollahora­ tion network. When mathematicians discuss the nature of col­ laboration in their field they focus on the most influential col­ laborator in the discipline Paul Erdos, the peripatetic Hungar­ ian mathematician who authored over 1500 papers with over 450 different collaborators before his death in 1996. They introduced the concept of the Erd6s Number, which is the number of de­ grees of separation between a mathematician and Erda.. Thus, a mathematician who co-authored with Erd

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