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Friday, September 23, 2011

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN Updated Sept. 29, 2011Theodore 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 Sept. 9, 2011). To minimize the distortive effect of his own rankings articles, he has eliminated from Loyola-L.A.’s count downloads attributable to his own two most downloaded articles, neither of which pertains directly to tax. He has not eliminated downloads of non-tax articles from the counts of any other author.

 

 

All-Time Downloads

 

Recent Downloads

1

Michigan

40,754

Michigan

7353

2

Loyola –L.A.

16,417

Florida

4221

3

Florida

13,785

Loyola-L.A.

3423

4

NYU

12,801

NYU

2639

5

Chapman

11,290

Chapman

2151

6

Boston Univ.

10,856

Baltimore

1605

7

Baltimore

8882

San Diego

1431

8

San Diego

6406

Boston Univ.

1405

9

Georgetown

4792

Houston

1217

10

Houston

4011

Loyola-Chicago

827

11

Loyola-Chicago

3615

Northwestern

597

12

Northwestern

3172

Georgetown

542

13

Wayne State

2678

Washington U.

491

14

DePaul

2601

DePaul

488

15

Alabama

2393

Wayne State

429

F or 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).

September 23, 2011 in Grad Tax Faculty Rankings, Legal Education, Tax | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Graduate Tax Program Tuition Rankings

The October 2009 issue of The National Jurist includes the Ultimate Guide to the 223 LL.M. Programs offered by U.S. Law Schools.  I have taken that data, along with data from law school websites, to compile this ranking of graduate tax programs by tuition, along with links to each program and the most recent U.S. News tax ranking.

Resident Tuition:

Tuition

Rank

Tuition

Amount

Law

School

US News

Rank

1

12,331

Florida

2

2

14,280

Thomas Cooley

3

14,910

Missouri-Kansas City

4

16,752

Temple

5

17,864

Wayne State

6

19,242

Houston

7

21,600

U. Washington (Seattle)

10

8

22,440

Villanova

9

25,200

Alabama

10

25,776

Capital

11

27,600

Thomas Jefferson

12

28,000

Chicago-Kent

13

29,520

DePaul

14

30,240

Chapman

9

14

30,240

John Marshall

16

30,600

San Diego

7

17

30,840

Baltimore

18

31,200

Loyola-L.A.

8

19

31,330

Loyola-Chicago

20

31,720

Golden Gate

21

34,392

Western New England

22

34,576

SMU

10

23

35,775

Denver

10

24

36,000

New York Law School

25

38,816

Boston University

5

26

39,192

Miami

5

27

41,850

Washington U. (St. Louis)

28

43,750

Georgetown

2

29

44,808

NYU

1

30

46,725

Michigan

31

48,440

Northwestern

4

32

48,736

USC

Non-resident tuition:

Tuition

Rank

Tuition

Amount

Law

School

US News

Rank

1

14,280

Thomas Cooley

2

19,630

Wayne State

3

21,600

U. Washington (Seattle)

10

3

21,600

Temple

5

22,440

Villanova

6

25,200

Alabama

7

25,776

Capital

8

26,772

Houston

9

27,600

Thomas Jefferson

10

27,988

Missouri-Kansas City

11

28,000

Chicago-Kent

12

29,113

Florida

2

13

29,520

DePaul

14

30,240

Chapman

9

14

30,240

John Marshall

16

30,600

San Diego

7

17

31,200

Loyola-L.A.

8

18

31,330

Loyola-Chicago

19

31,720

Golden Gate

20

34,392

Western New England

21

34,576

SMU

10

22

35,775

Denver

10

23

36,000

New York Law School

24

38,816

Boston University

5

25

39,192

Miami

5

26

41,850

Washington U. (St. Louis)

27

43,750

Georgetown

2

28

44,808

NYU

1

29

45,030

Baltimore

30

46,725

Michigan

31

48,440

Northwestern

4

32

48,736

USC

Note that I have included tax programs not on the National Jurist list (Loyola-Chicago, Michigan, Thomas Jefferson, USC, and Western New England), and that the listed tuition may not include mandatory fees (such as NYU's $1,178 registration and service fee).

Update: Fred Brown (Baltimore) notes that some graduate tax programs offer credit toward the LL.M. for J.D. tax courses, with a corresponding reduction in tuition.  At Baltimore, for example, students can receive up to 15 credits for J.D. tax courses, thereby reducing the tuition burden in half -- from $30,840 (resident)/$45,030 (non-resident) to $15,420 (resident)/$22,515 (non-resident).

October 8, 2009 in Grad Tax Faculty Rankings, Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Tax | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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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Thursday, September 25, 2008

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 9/12/08) [click on chart to enlarge]:

Seto_on_the_top_15_grad_tax_faculti

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any 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 also 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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Friday, December 14, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 12/7/07) [click on chart to enlarge]:

Ssrn_top_grad_tax_faculty_1207

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any 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 also 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.

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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Thursday, August 23, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 8/1/07):

Seto_on_the_top_15_grad_tax_faculti

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any 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 also 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.

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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Friday, June 29, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 6/1/07):

Seto_on_the_top_15_graduate_tax_f_2

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any 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. (Lateral transfers due to take effect July 2007 are not yet incorporated.) Further corrections are also 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. This month’s tally for Michigan is boosted by the addition of Jim Hines.

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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Thursday, May 17, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 5/1/07):

Seto_on_the_top_15_grad_tax_faculti

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any 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. (Lateral transfers due to take effect July 2007 are not yet incorporated.) Further corrections are also 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. This month’s tally for Michigan is boosted by the addition of Jim Hines.

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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Thursday, March 8, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 3/1/07): 

Ssrn_top_grad_tax_faculty_307

For purposes of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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.

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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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 2/1/07):     

Seto_on_the_top_15_grad_tax_faculties_20

For purposes of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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.

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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Friday, January 12, 2007

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 1/1/07):

Ssrn_top_grad_tax_faculty_107    

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2005-2006 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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.

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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Friday, December 8, 2006

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 12/1/06):   

Ssrn_top_grad_tax_faculty_1206

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2005-2006 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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.

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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Thursday, November 9, 2006

SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 11/1/06): 

Seto_on_the_top_25_tax_faculties_11_06_p_2

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2005-2006 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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. This month’s rankings include several requested additions to the NYU tally, among others.

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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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Updated SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 10/1/06): 

Seto_on_the_top_25_tax_faculties_10_06_p_1

For purpose of Ted’s analysis, a tax professor is initially defined as any law professor at a U.S. law school (1) self-identifying with one of the tax categories in the 2005-2006 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 2006-2007 new hires and lateral transfers is also reflected. Further corrections are also 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.

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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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Updated SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 9/1/06):   

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As noted yesterday, I’m still working the bugs out of the system. I now have Yariv Brauner back at Florida. This single change accounts for all of the changes in “all-time downloads.” Otherwise, the “all-time download” rankings are unchanged from last month. “Recent downloads,” of course, are much more of a “What have you done for me lately?” phenomenon.

For more details about Ted's study, see below the fold:

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Updated SSRN Graduate Tax Faculty Rankings

Ssrn_100Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his monthly rankings of the Top 15 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 8/15/06):      

 

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Due to a misallocation of faculty members, Florida and Wayne State were overcounted last month. This error has been corrected in this month’s rankings. As a result, Florida has dropped in the rankings and Wayne State has dropped out of the top 15 entirely.

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). For more details about Ted's study, see below the fold:

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seto on The Top Graduate Tax Faculties

Ssrn_100Seto_2 As regular readers of this blog know, I prepare a weekly ranking of the Top 5 New Tax Papers, as well as a monthly ranking of the Top 25 Tax Professors, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads.  Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has gone a step further and prepared a study for publication here, SSRN Tax Faculty Downloads by Law School and City.  I am sharing the results of Ted's study this week on TaxProf Blog.

In today's installment, Ted ranks the Top 17 Graduate Tax Faculties, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 7/1/06), with the U.S. News graduate tax program rankings in parentheses ("NR" = not ranked by U.S. News):

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Here is Ted's conclusion:

SSRN downloads are, of course, only one measure of scholarly productivity and impact, and scholarship is certainly not the only relevant measure of the quality of a law faculty. With these qualifications, however, it’s pretty clear who comes out on top: By one measure, at least, Michigan has taken a convincing lead among schools with tax LL.M. programs.

Ted Seto's 3-Part Study of Tax Faculties:

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). For more details about Ted's study, see below the fold:

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