Thursday, September 17, 2009
SSRN Tax Faculty Metropolitan Area Rankings
Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his rankings of the Top 10 Tax Faculties by Metropolitan Region, as measured by the number of SSRN downloads (through 8/19/09):
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).
Isn't it interesting how often people's own schools and geographic areas do well in the surveys?
Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 17, 2009 3:48:59 AM