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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SSRN Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through March 1, 2015) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

44,099

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6297

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

28,037

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5609

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

26,121

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4033

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,640

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3038

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

21,971

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2862

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,609

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2836

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,442

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2216

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19.665

Omri Marian (Florida)

1926

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,417

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1738

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

17,702

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1703

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,026

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1651

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,657

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1548

13

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15.616

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1522

14

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,140

DIck Harvey (Villanova)

1499

15

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

15,076

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1479

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,909

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1474

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,848

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1452

18

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,714

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1289

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,686

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1285

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,421

William Byrnes (T. Jefferson)

1276

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,301

James Hines (Michigan)

1251

22

David Walker (BU)

14,160

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1208

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,926

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1155

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,686

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1131

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,968

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1083

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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March 25, 2015 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SSRN Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through February 1, 2015) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

43,558

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6709

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

27,757

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5297

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

25,790

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4130

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,537

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

2871

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

21,636

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2764

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,533

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2740

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,367

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2285

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19.573

Omri Marian (Florida)

1886

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,347

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1823

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

17,263

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1728

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,879

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1708

12

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,558

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1575

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15.551

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1569

14

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,027

DIck Harvey (Villanova)

1495

15

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,908

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1466

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,832

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1464

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,724

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1395

18

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,609

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1302

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,469

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1301

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,311

James Hines (Michigan)

1279

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,208

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1243

22

David Walker (BU)

14,139

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1131

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,815

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1120

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,662

Steve Willis (Florida)

1086

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,926

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1085

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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February 26, 2015 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SSRN Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through January 1, 2015) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

43,117

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6916

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

27,472

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5242

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,393

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2884

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

21,429

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina) 

2754

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,438

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2705

6

James Hines (Michigan)

20,255

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2487

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,490

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1935

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19.282

Omri Marian (Florida)

1855

9

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

17,106

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1776

10

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,735

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1681

11

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,532

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1658

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,471

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1563

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,902

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1529

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,770

DIck Harvey (Villanova)

1456

15

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,728

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1437

16

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,634

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1426

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,618

James Hines (Michigan)

1305

18

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,485

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1272

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,242

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1269

20

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

14,190

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1240

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,142

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1241

22

Dan Shaviro (NYUt)

12,693

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1178

23

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,604

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1167

24

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,898

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1131

25

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,865

Steve Willis (Florida)

1106

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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January 28, 2015 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through December 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

41,740

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6701

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

27,185

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5227

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,266

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2863

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

21,236

Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 

2655

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,333

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2546

6

James Hines (Michigan)

20,177

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina)

2332

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,426

Omri Marian (Florida)

1984

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19.234

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1944

9

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

16,991

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1791

10

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,621

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1673

11

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,510

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1559

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,404

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1532

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,801

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1531

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,683

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1513

15

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,594

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1450

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,551

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1381

17

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,340

James Hines (Michigan)

1353

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,240

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1317

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,206

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1308

20

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,100

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1240

21

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

14,065

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1234

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,575

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1210

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,541

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1183

24

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,875

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1107

25

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,844

Steve Willis (Florida)

1104

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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December 30, 2014 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through November 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

41,073

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6743

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,895

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5136

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,155

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2787

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

20,980

Richard Ainsworth (BU) 

2603

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,248

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2552

6

James Hines (Michigan)

20,069

Omri Marian (Florida)

1990

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,350

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1979

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19.183

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1803

9

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

16,778

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1552

10

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,486

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1551

11

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,449

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1550

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,332

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1535

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,690

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1502

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,581

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1483

15

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,459

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1376

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,437

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1371

17

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,244

James Hines (Michigan)

1370

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,123

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1316

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,075

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1314

20

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,030

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1266

21

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

14,007

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1240

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,550

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1235

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,250

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1224

24

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,799

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina)

1158

25

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,820

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1105

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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November 11, 2014 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through October 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

40,434

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6677

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,751

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5005

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,022

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2688

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

20,615

D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 

2630

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,156

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2624

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,969

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2051

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,266

Omri Marian (Florida)

1986

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19.122

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1901

9

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

16,472

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1824

10

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,334

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1626

11

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,417

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1583

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,230

Brad Borden (Brooklyn.)

1578

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,568

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1509

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,483

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1502

15

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,317

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1457

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,260

James Hines (Michigan)

1421

17

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

14,168

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1390

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,009

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1376

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13.974

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1343

20

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

13,965

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1308

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,955

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1292

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,527

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1252

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,171

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1176

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,771

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina)

1156

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,759

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1151

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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October 15, 2014 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through September 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

40,041

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6669

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,595

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

4504

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,889

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2695

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

20,320

Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 

2627

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,071

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2509

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,825

Omri Marian (Florida)

1977

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,186

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1949

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19.073

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1915

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,168

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1801

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

15,859

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1794

11

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,397

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1588

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,140

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1558

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,418

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1497

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,359

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1436

15

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,253

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1434

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

14,065

James Hines (Michigan)

1407

17

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

13,974

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1375

18

David Walker (BU)

13,935

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1348

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

13,921

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1335

20

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,883

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1313

21

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13,853

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1276

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,507

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1251

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,101

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1186

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,748

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina)

1167

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,733

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1129

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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September 16, 2014 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through August 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

39,751

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6758

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,455

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2727

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,821

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2672

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

20,152

D.Dharmapala (Chicago) 

2537

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,011

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1986

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,710

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1917

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,094

Omri Marian (Florida)

1868

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

18,976

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1841

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

16,044

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1802

10

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,375

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1708

11

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,025

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1596

12

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,304

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1585

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,244

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1482

14

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,190

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1474

15

David Walker (BU)

13,911

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1448

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

13,907

James Hines (Michigan)

1436

17

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

13,819

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1352

18

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,794

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1338

19

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

13,744

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1337

20

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13,725

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1330

21

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

12,950

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1268

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,479

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1251

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

12,023

Dan Simmons (UC-Davis)

1248

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,724

Brian Galle (Boston College)

1190

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,715

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1179

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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August 27, 2014 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through July 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

39,386

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6823

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,267

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2702

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,744

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2686

4

D. Dharmapala (Illinois)

19,997

D.Dharmapala (Illinois) 

2585

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

19,867

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1930

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,626

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1900

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19,004

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1893

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

18,863

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1825

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

15,918

Omri Marian (Florida)

1787

10

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,341

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1751

11

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

14,896

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1713

12

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,185

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1705

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,162

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1628

14

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,136

James Hines (Michigan)

1466

15

David Walker (BU)

13,885

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1442

16

Francinet Lipman (UNLV)

13,741

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1442

17

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

13,692

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1367

18

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,686

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1362

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13,623

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1350

20

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

13,535

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1268

21

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

12,846

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1237

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,442

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1190

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

11,947

Brian Galle (BC)

1189

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,692

Dan Simmons (UC-Davis)

1184

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,682

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1169

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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July 16, 2014 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 30, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through June 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time Downloads

 

Recent Downloads

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

38,995

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6932

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

26,070

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2823

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,653

D. Dharmapala (Illinois)

2533

4

D. Dharmapala (Illinois)

19,787

Richard Ainsworth (BU) 

2508

5

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

19,782

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2183

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,542

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

2030

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

18,915

Bridget Crawford (Pace]

1901

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

18,678

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1846

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

15,778

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1832

10

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,312

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1766

11

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

14,797

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1750

12

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,084

Omri Marian (Florida)

1738

13

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

14,065

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1694

14

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

14,046

James Hines (Michigan)

1583

15

David Walker (BU)

13,833

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1554

16

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,592

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1431

17

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

13,555

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1425

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13,522

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1401

19

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

13,399

Susan Morse (Texas)

1342

20

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

13,362

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1268

21

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

12,757

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1266

22

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,424

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1260

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

11,917

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1204

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,667

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1165

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,610

Dan Simmons (UC-Davis)

1162

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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June 30, 2014 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 13, 2014

The 10 Most-Cited Tax Faculty

Brian Leiter (Chicago) has announced that he will be releasing an updated ranking of the Ten Most-Cited U.S. Law Faculty in 11 areas of specialization, as measured by citations during the past five years (2009-2013).  He previewed the ranking today by releasing the ten most-cited tax faculty:

Rank

Tax Prof

Citations

Age

1

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

400

69

 

David Weisbach (Chicago)

400

50

3

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

350

56

4

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

340

56

5

Leandra Lederman (Indiana)

290

47

 

Larry Zelenak (Duke)

290

58

7

Victor Fleischer (San Diego)

280

42

8

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo)

270

58

9

Joseph Bankman (Stanford)

250

58

 

Edward McCaffery (USC)

250

55

Leiter also lists four highly-cited scholars who work partly in tax.

In our article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where?, Jennifer M. Kowal (Loyola-L.A.), Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) and I used a variation of Leiter's methodology in conducting a citation count study of the faculty in thirteen highly rated graduate tax programs  (pp. 28-29):

Rank

Graduate Tax Program Faculty

Citations

1

NYU

1917

2

Florida

1181

3

Georgetown

861

4

Miami

799

5

Northwestern

667

6

Boston University

614

7

Loyola-L.A.

475

8

San Diego

377

9

Villanova

177

10

SMU

139

11

Chapman

112

12

U. Washington

75

13

Denver

42

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

In our article, Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 Ind. L.J. 83, 120-22 (2006), Bernie Black (Northwestern) and I examined the Top 25 tax faculty as measured by SSRN downloads, a practice I update monthly on TaxProf Blog.

June 13, 2014 in Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (2)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through May 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time Downloads

 

Recent Downloads

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

38,386

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

7062

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

25,712

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2752

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,468

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2533

4

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

19,670

D. Dharmapala (Illinois) 

2512

5

D. Dharmapala (Illinois)

19,585

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2508

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,425

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

2135

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

18,788

Bridget Crawford (Pace]

1882

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

18,544

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1873

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

15,628

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1865

10

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,271

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1852

11

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

14,717

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1768

12

David Weisbach (Chicago)

14,030

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1758

13

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

13,949

Omri Marian (Florida)

1683

14

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

13,940

James Hines (Florida)

1583

15

David Walker (BU)

13,776

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1530

16

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,481

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.M.)

1492

17

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

13,394

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1414

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

13,392

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1401

19

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

13,296

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1353

20

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

13,197

Susan Morse (Texas)

1344

21

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

12,528

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1302

22

Herwig Schlunck (Vanderbilt)

12,403

David Gamage (UCBerkeley)

1276

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

11,823

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1178

24

Ed McCaffery (USC)

11,630

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1164

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

11,572

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1162

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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May 7, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through April 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time Downloads

 

Recent Downloads

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

37,817

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

7179

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

25,488

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2901

3

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

22,328

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2624

4

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

19,501

D. Dharmpala (Illinois) 

2488

5

D. Dharmpala (Illinois)

19,381

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2425

6

James Hines (Michigan)

19,315

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

2280

7

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

18,676

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

2032

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

18,472

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

2011

9

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

15,467

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1981

10

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,187

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1898

11

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

14,574

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1850

12

David Weisbach (Chicago)

13,963

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1800

13

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

13,820

James Hines (Michigan)

1665

14

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

13,818

Omri Marian (Florida)

1622

15

David Walker (BU)

13,681

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1611

16

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

13,385

Vic Flesicher (San Diego)