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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tax Profs Among The Top 15 Faculty In Leiter's '24 Law Schools That Might Be In The Top 20'

In Top 20 Law Faculties in Terms of Scholarly Excellence, Brian Leiter lists the Top 15 professors by citations at the "24 Law Schools That Might Be In The Top 20":  Boston University, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, NYU, Pennsylvania, Stanford, Texas, UC-Berkeley, UC-Irvine, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington University, and Yale.  Nine Tax Profs are among the Top 15 faculty at these schools, including three at USC:

  • Chicago:  David Weisbach
  • Georgetown Brian Galle
  • Harvard:  Louis Kaplow
  • Michigan:  Reuven Avi-Yonah
  • Minnesota:  Kristin Hickman
  • USC:  Ed Kleinbard, Ed McCaffery, Michael Simkovic
  • Washington University:  Nancy Staudt

Six of these nine TaxProfs are also in the Top 25 SSRN Tax Downloads ranking.

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