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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his ranking of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 8/19/09):

 

 

All-Time Downloads

 

Recent Downloads

1

Michigan

26,128

Michigan

6777

2

Loyola –L.A.

10,839

Loyola –L.A.

2669

3

Boston University

8516

Baltimore

2266

4

Chapman

6341

San Diego

1792

5

NYU

6000

Chapman

1746

6

Florida

5518

Florida

1644

7

Baltimore

5164

Boston University

1467

8

San Diego

3660

Northwestern

1297

9

Northwestern

2313

NYU

1061

10

Alabama

2171

Houston

737

11

Georgetown

2148

Loyola-Chicago

663

12

Houston

2046

Wayne State

599

13

New York

1986

Washington-St. Louis

496

14

Wayne State

1720

Georgetown

417

15

Loyola-Chicago

1676

Villanova

362

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any full-time law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the AALS faculty listing, (2) who has posted at least one tax or tax-related article in abstract or full text on SSRN. Paul Caron’s listing of new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are made as requested. As is true of Paul Caron’s ranking of individual tax professors, downloads of all SSRN postings of any tax professor, so defined, are then tallied. Articles co-authored by members of a single faculty are counted only once towards that faculty’s tally.

For more on the use of SSRN downloads in law school rankings, see Bernard S. Black & Paul L. Caron, Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 Ind. L.J. 83 (2006).

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