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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Top Law Schools: Tax Law

Following up on my previous post, 2020 U.S. News Tax Rankings (175 Law Schools)Top Law Schools: Tax Law, preLaw, Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 2019, at 44:

preLaw magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate and added value for other offerings.

Tax Law

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December 4, 2019 in Legal Ed Rankings, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Crawford: SSRN And The (Arbitrary) Determination Of 'Scholarly' Merit

Bridget J. Crawford (Pace), SSRN and the (Arbitrary) Determination of 'Scholarly' Merit, 22 Green Bag 2d 201 (2019):

SSRN Logo (2018)This article, published in the Green Bag, investigates and critiques SSRN’s (lack of clear) criteria for classification of material as a “scholarly paper” or “other paper.” In the former category appear to be “scholarly research papers,” bibliographies, briefs filed before some courts, some (but not all) teaching materials, and some (but not all) articles published in the Green Bag, for example. In the latter category are data tables, summary book reviews, opinion pieces, advocacy and satirical papers. “Other papers” are internet-searchable but are not displayed on the author’s SSRN page. Downloads of “other papers” are not included for purposes of SSRN’s various rankings.

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November 20, 2019 in Legal Ed Rankings, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (1)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through October 1, 2019) 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 (Michigan)  186,021 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 10,050
2 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 119,255 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 7,297
3 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 115,157 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 6,811
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 114,011 David Kamin (NYU) 6,793
5 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 113,766 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 5,877
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 108,823 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 5,867
7 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,845 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  5,500
8 David Kamin (NYU) 102,620 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 5,285
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,975 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 5,113
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 100,034 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  4,915
11 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 98,656 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 4,835
12 Michael Simkovic (USC) 43,490 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 2,809
13 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 37,563 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2,549
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,946 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,442
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 35,946 Michael Simkovic (USC) 2,403
16 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 28,331 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,260
17 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 26,096 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,147
18 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,709 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,098
19 Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,674 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,028
20 Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 24,076 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,906
21 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,733 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,866
22 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,494 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,680
23 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 23,327 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy) 1,354
24 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 23,069 George Yin (Virginia) 1,296
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,556 Paul Caron (Pepperdine)   1,192

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October 24, 2019 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through September 1, 2019) 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 (Michigan)  185,453 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,720
2 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 118,935 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 8,581
3 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 114,894 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 7,276
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 112,023 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 7,206
5 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 108,628 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  6,984
6 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,711 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 6,574
7 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,671 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 6,296
8 David Kamin (NYU) 100,657 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 6,292
9 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 99,872 David Kamin (NYU) 6,209
10 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 98,509 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  6,109
11 Michael Simkovic (USC) 43,366 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 6,068
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 37,364 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 2,706
13 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,825 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2,666
14 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 32,038 Michael Simkovic (USC) 2,571
15 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 28,101 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,523
16 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 26,013 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,352
17 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,612 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,326
18 Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,617 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,145
19 Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 24,063 Kirk Stark (UCLA) 2,140
20 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,655 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,095
21 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,475 Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 2,070
22 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 23,180 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,902
23 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 22,893 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,863
24 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,428 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,645
25 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 8,581 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy) 1,362

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September 25, 2019 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through August 1, 2019) 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
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)  184,986 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 12,878
Dan Shaviro (NYU) 118,783 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 10,565
David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 114,647 David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 8,640
Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 113,015 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  8,555
Lily Batchelder (NYU) 111,898 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 8,305
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 108,497 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 7,627
Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,607 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 7,290
8 David Kamin (NYU) 100,506 David Kamin (NYU) 7,073
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,501 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 7,024
10  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 99,652 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 6,803
11  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 98,391 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  6,735
12  Michael Simkovic (USC) 43,223 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2,663
13  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 37,181 Michael Simkovic (USC) 2,650
14  Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,672 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 2,591
15  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 31,925 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,495
16  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 27,900 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,493
17  Ed Kleinbard (USC) 25,959 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,335
18  Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,557 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,221
19  Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,586 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,051
20  Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 24,043 Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 1,976
21  Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,574 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,856
22  Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,450 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,849
23  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 23,022 Joe Bankman (Stanford) 1,716
24  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 22,713 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,635
25  Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,295 George Yin (Virginia) 1,558

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August 14, 2019 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

More On The 50 Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time

Following up on my previous post on Jonathan H. Choi (NYU), The 50 Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time, 36 Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (May 11, 2019):

47 authors (40 men, 7 women) wrote the 50 most-cited tax articles, 8 (7 men, 1 woman) more than once:

Author Frequency
Boris Bittker  4
David Weisbach  4
Joseph Bankman  3
Stanley Surrey  3
Reuven Avi-Yonah  2
Michael Graetz  2
Marjorie Kornhauser  2
Edward Zelinsky  2
Bruce Ackerman  1
Anne Alstott  1
William Andrews  1
Lily Batchelder  1
Walter Blum  1
Paul Caron  1
Marvin Chirelstein  1
Dan Coenen  1
Richard Doernberg  1
Peter Enrich  1
Victor Fleischer  1
Pamela Gann  1
Mark Gergen  1
Fred Goldberg 1
Thomas Griffith 1
Erwin Griswold  1
Daniel Halperin  1
David Hariton 1
Walter Hellerstein  1
Kristin Hickman  1
Harry Kalven 1
Louis Kaplow  1
Mark Kelman   1
Leandra Lederman  1
Fred McChesney  1
Beverly Moran  1
R.A. Musgrave  1
Jacob Nussim  1
Michael O’Hear  1
Peter Orszag 1
Randolph Paul 1
William Plumb 1
Eric Posner  1
David Schizer  1
Steven Shavell  1
Dan Shaviro  1
David Slawson  1
Joseph Sneed  1
William Whitford  1

The authors are from 22 law schools, 12 law schools are represented more than once:

School Frequency
Harvard 9
Chicago 7
Yale 6
Stanford 5
Columbia 4
Cardozo 2
Emory 2
Georgia 2
Michigan 2
NYU 2
Tulane 2
USC 2
Duke 1
Indiana 1
Marquette 1
Minnesota 1
Northeastern 1
Pepperdine 1
UC-Berkeley 1
UC-Irvine 1
Vanderbilt 1
Wisconsin 1

The 50 most-cited tax articles were published in 21 law reviews (12 law reviews published 2 or more of the articles):

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August 1, 2019 in Legal Education, Pepperdine Tax, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through July 1, 2019) 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
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)  184,418 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 16,885
Dan Shaviro (NYU) 118,651 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 14,545
David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 114,176 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  12,097
Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 112,722 David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 11,916
Lily Batchelder (NYU) 111,787 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 11,805
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 108,323 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 11,224
Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,496 David Kamin (NYU) 10,780
8 David Kamin (NYU) 100,391 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 10,703
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,353 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 10,468
10  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 99,493 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 10,229
11  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 98,273 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  10,117
12  Michael Simkovic (USC) 43,116 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2,813
13  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 37,023 Michael Simkovic (USC) 2,788
14  Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,564 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,558
15  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 31,720 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,493
16  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 27,750 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 2,430
17  Ed Kleinbard (USC) 25,914 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,350
18  Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,506 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,252
19  Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,491 Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 2,198
20  Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 23,991 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 1,903
21  Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,498 Joe Bankman (Stanford) 1,864
22  Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,438 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,856
23  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 22,781 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,777
24  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 22,461 George Yin (Virginia) 1,676
25  Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,205 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,608

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July 24, 2019 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through June 1, 2019) 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
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)  183,904 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 19,128
Dan Shaviro (NYU) 118,494 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 16,752
David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 114,041 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  13,878
Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 112,425 David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 13,762
Lily Batchelder (NYU) 111,676 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 13,545
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 108,155 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 13,026
Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,389 David Kamin (NYU) 12,518
David Kamin (NYU) 100,287 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 12,387
Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,244 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 12,171
10  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 99,397 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 11,944
11  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 98,164 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  11,848
12  Michael Simkovic (USC) 43,028 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 2,946
13  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 36,866 Michael Simkovic (USC) 2,925
14  Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,469 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,573
15  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 31,570 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,444
16  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 27,625 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 2,368
17  Ed Kleinbard (USC) 25,840 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,366
18  Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,452 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,327
19  Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,386 Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 2,296
20  Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 23,982 Joe Bankman (Stanford) 1,971
21  Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,450 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 1,912
22  Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,423 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,862
23  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 22,664 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,707
24  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 22,271 Kirk Stark (UC-Davis) 1,667
25  Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,120 Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 1,622

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June 26, 2019 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through May 1, 2019) 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
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)  183,287 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 20,003
Dan Shaviro (NYU) 118,215 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 17,967
David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 113,771 David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 14,930
Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 112,093 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  14,927
Lily Batchelder (NYU) 111,432 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 14,307
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 107,883 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 14,108
Cliff Fleming (BYU) 103,162 David Kamin (NYU) 13,104
David Kamin (NYU) 100,047 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 12,955
Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 100,026 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 12,762
10  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 99,169 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  12,557
11  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 97,919 Cliff Fleming (BYU) 12,554
12  Michael Simkovic (USC) 42,930 Richard Ainsworth (BU) 3,198
13  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 36,678 Michael Simkovic (USC) 3,180
14  Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,376 Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 2,766
15  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 31,360 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,680
16  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 27,457 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,525
17  Ed Kleinbard (USC) 25,708 Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,482
18  Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,383 Joe Bankman (Stanford) 2,422
19  Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,334 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,411
20  Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 23,965 Kirk Stark (UCLA) 2,140
21  Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,327 Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 2,070
22  Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,392 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,874
23  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 22,526 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 1,859
24  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 22,126 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy) 1,674
25  Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 22,026 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,621

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Monday, May 13, 2019

The 50 Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time

Jonathan H. Choi (NYU), The Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time, 36 Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (May 11, 2019):

Summer is nearly here, and for fellow tax nerds in need of beach reads, I’ve assembled a list of the 50 most widely cited tax law journal articles. The list is inspired by (and uses the same methodology as) Fred Shapiro and Michelle Pearse’s essay, The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time [110 Mich. L. Rev. 1483 (2012)]

The list below is ordered by number of citations in other law review articles, according to HeinOnline. For comparison, I also list Google Scholar citation counts, which include cites by certain non-law journals, practice publications, books, and courts. 

Most-cited tax articles of all time

  Article HeinOnline Article Cites Google Scholar Cites
1. William D. Andrews (Harvard), A Consumption-Type or Cash Flow Personal Income Tax, 87 Harv. L. Rev. 1113 (1974) 437 783
2. Louis Kaplow (Harvard) & Steven Shavell (Harvard), Why the Legal System Is Less Efficient than the Income Tax in Redistributing Income, 23 J. Legal Stud. 667 (1994) 305 687
3. Boris I. Bittker (Yale), A Comprehensive Tax Base as a Goal of Income Tax Reform, 80 Harv. L. Rev. 925 (1967) 298 464
4. Boris I. Bittker (Yale), Federal Income Taxation and the Family, 27 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (1975) 284 438
5. Joseph Bankman (Stanford) & Thomas Griffith (USC), Social Welfare and the Rate Structure: A New Look at Progressive Taxation, 75 Cal. L. Rev. 1905 (1987) 227 352
6. Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Globalization, Tax Competition, and the Fiscal Crisis of the Welfare State, 113 Harv. L. Rev. 1573 (2000) 226 748
7. William T. Plumb, Jr. (Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C.), The Federal Income Tax Significance of Corporate Debt: A Critical Analysis and a Proposal, 26 Tax L. Rev. 369 (1971) 208 355
8. Walter J. Blum (Chicago) & Harry Kalven, Jr. (Chicago), The Uneasy Case for Progressive Taxation, 19 U. Chi. L. Rev. 417 (1952) 200 418
9. Peter D. Enrich (Northeastern), Saving the States from Themselves: Commerce Clause Constraints on State Tax Incentives for Business, 110 Harv. L. Rev. 377 (1996) 193 371
10. Michael J. Graetz (Columbia), To Praise the Estate Tax, Not to Bury It, 93 Yale L.J. 259 (1983) 185 264
11. Erwin N. Griswold (Harvard), The Need for a Court of Tax Appeals, 57 Harv. L. Rev. 1153 (1944) 185 240
12. Mark G. Kelman (Stanford), Personal Deductions Revisited: Why They Fit Poorly in an Ideal Income Tax and Why They Fit Worse in a Far from Ideal World, 31 Stan. L. Rev. 831 (1979) 177 248
13. Daniel I. Halperin (Harvard), Interest in Disguise: Taxing the Time Value of Money, 95 Yale L.J. 506 (1986) 168 259
14. Joseph T. Sneed (Stanford), The Criteria of Federal Income Tax Policy, 17 Stan. L. Rev. 567 (1965) 164 211
15. Michael J. Graetz (Columbia) & Michael M. O’Hear (Marquette), The “Original Intent” of U.S. International Taxation, 46 Duke L.J. 1021 (1997) 162 345
16. Eric A. Posner (Chicago), Law and Social Norms: The Case of Tax Compliance, 86 Va. L. Rev. 1781 (2000) 155 403
17. David A. Weisbach (Chicago) & Jacob Nussim (Bar-Ilan), The Integration of Tax and Spending Programs, 113 Yale L.J. 955 (2004) 150 245
18. Marjorie E. Kornhauser (Tulane), The Rhetoric of the Anti-Progressive Income Tax Movement: A Typical Male Reaction, 86 Mich. L. Rev. 465 (1987) 146 214
19. R.A. Musgrave (Harvard), In Defense of an Income Concept, 81 Harv. L. Rev. 44 (1967) 140 228
20. Marjorie E. Kornhauser (Tulane), Love, Money, and the IRS: Family, Income-Sharing, and the Joint Income Tax Return, 45 Hastings L.J. 63 (1993) 139 216
21. Paul L. Caron (Pepperdine), Tax Myopia, or Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Tax Lawyers, 13 Va. Tax Rev. 517 (1994) 137 155
22. Richard L. Doernberg (Emory) & Fred S. McChesney (Emory), On the Accelerating Rate and Decreasing Durability of Tax Reform, 71 Minn. L. Rev. 913 (1987) 136 183
23. Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), The Structure of International Taxation: A Proposal for Simplification, 74 Tex. L. Rev. 1301 (1996) 129 285
24. Anne L. Alstott (Yale), Tax Policy and Feminism: Competing Goals and Institutional Choices, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 2001 (1996) 129 192
25. Stanley S. Surrey (Harvard), Federal Taxation of the Family—The Revenue Act of 1948, 61 Harv. L. Rev. 1097 (1948) 127 218

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through April 1, 2019) 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
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)  183,666  Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.) 21,321
Dan Shaviro (NYU) 117,867  Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 19,172
David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 113,415  David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.) 15,836
Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 111,563  Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)  15,812
Lily Batchelder (NYU) 111,135  David Kamin (NYU) 15,561
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 107,504  Dan Shaviro (NYU) 15,472
Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings) 102,881  Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings) 15,039
Cliff Fleming (BYU) 102,619  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 13,791
David Kamin (NYU) 99,730  Lily Batchelder (NYU) 13,642
10  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 98,903  Cliff Fleming (BYU) 13,457
11  Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 97,606  Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)  13,423
12  Michael Simkovic (USC) 42,553  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 3,373
13  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 36,489  Michael Simkovic (USC) 3,138
14  Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 35,251  Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 2,799
15  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 31,105  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,702
16  Richard Ainsworth (BU) 27,230  D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,519
17  Ed Kleinbard (USC) 25,566  Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 2,489
18  Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 25,320  Joe Bankman (Stanford) 2,462
19  Jim Hines (Michigan) 24,268  Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,415
20  Gladriel Shobe (BYU) 23,948  Kirk Stark (UCLA) 2,207
21  Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 23,327  Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 2,124
22  Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 23,289  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 1,934
23  Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 22,377  Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,924
24  Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 21,997  Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy) 1,799
25  Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 21,911  Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,647

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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Thursday, March 28, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through March 1, 2019) 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.)

182,983

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

23,702

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

117,556

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

21,322

3

David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.)

113,062

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

17,876

4

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

110,952

David Gamage (Indiana-Bl.)

17,648

5

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

110,874

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 

17,588

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

107,140

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

16,838

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

102,619

David Kamin (NYU)

15,561

8

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

99,411

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

15,512

9

David Kamin (NYU)

99,361

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

15,405

10

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

98,660

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

15,229

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

97,315

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 

15,151

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

42,181

Richard Ainsworth (BU) 3,618

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

36,283

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,184

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

35,147

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

2,850

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,929

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

2,793

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

27,000

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2,633

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

25,502

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,520

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

25,269

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

2,506

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

24,218

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

2,445

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,920

Kirk Stark (UCLA)

2,263

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,286

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

2,154

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

23,217

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

1,969

23

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

22,216

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1,862

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

21,829

Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)

1,791

25

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,806

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1,669

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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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

2020 U.S. News Tax Rankings

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiAs I blogged last fall, U.S. News has dramatically changed their ranking of nine law school specialty programs:

Law school specialty rankings ... are based solely on peer assessments by law school faculty who teach in that specialty area. The peer assessment surveys for the specialty law school area rankings were conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019 by U.S. News.

This year for the first time, law school faculty members who teach in each specialty area rated the other law schools in that specialty area on a 5-point scale. Those schools with the highest average scores among those raters who rated them appear in the rankings and are ranked in descending order based on their average peer score they received in that specialty area. In all the previous law school specialty rankings, the law school raters chose their top 15 in a specialty area. This new methodology produced a significantly larger number of schools that were ranked in each specialty area – in some cases five or six times more. ... [A]ll programs that received 10 or more ratings are numerically ranked in that specialty. Schools with less than 10 ratings in a specialty aren't listed. [The response rate of the tax faculty survey was 50%.].

The new 2020 U.S. News Tax Rankings include the tax programs at 175 law schools. Here are the Top 50:

Rank Score School
1 4.9 NYU
2 4.5 Georgetown
3 4.4 Florida
4 4.2 Northwestern
5 4.1 Virginia
6 4.0 Columbia
6 4.0 Stanford
8 3.9 Harvard
8 3.9 UC-Irvine
8 3.9 UCLA
11 3.8 Chicago
11 3.8 Michigan
11 3.8 Pennsylvania
14 3.7 Boston College
14 3.7 Boston University
14 3.7 Duke
14 3.7 Loyola-L.A.
14 3.7 USC
14 3.7 Texas
20 3.6 Indiana (Maurer)
20 3.6 Yale
22 3.5 San Diego
23 3.4 UC-Berkeley
24 3.2 Miami
25 3.1 Temple
25 3.1 UC-Hastings
25 3.1 Minnesota
25 3.1 North Carolina
25 3.1 Pittsburgh
25 3.1 Univ. of Washington
25 3.1 Villanova
32 3.0 Florida State
32 3.0 Fordham
32 3.0 George Washington
32 3.0 Pepperdine
32 3.0 UC-Davis
37 2.9 BYU
37 2.9 Alabama
37 2.9 Georgia
37 2.9 Houston
37 2.9 Washington & Lee
37 2.9 Washington Univ.
43 2.8 Arizona State
43 2.8 Georgia State
43 2.8 Notre Dame
46 2.7 Brooklyn
46 2.7 Emory
46 2.7 Ohio State
46 2.7 Tulane
46 2.7 Illinois
46 2.7 Iowa
46 2.7 William & Mary

Among the law schools in the tax rankings last year, ranked last year Here are the biggest upward moves:

  • +13:  Stanford (#6)
  • +8:  Chicago (#11), Penn (#11)
  • +6:  Columbia (#6)
  • +5:  Duke (#14)

Here are the biggest downward moves:

  • -30:  Denver (55)
  • -8:  Univ. of Washington (#25)
  • -7:  Boston University (#14)
  • -6:  Loyola-L.A. (#14), San Diego (#22)
  • -5:  Yale (#20)

Here are the rankings of law schools with graduate tax programs:

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through February 1, 2019) 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.)

182,193

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

27,506

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

117,168

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

25,258

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

112,693

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

21,043

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

110,523

David Gamage (Indiana)

20,904

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

110,453

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 

20,798

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

106,758

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

20,051

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

102,268

David Kamin (NYU)

18,655

8

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

99,047

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

18,513

9

David Kamin (NYU)

99,038

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

18,410

10

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

98,333

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

18,327

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

96,680

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 

18,228

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

42,151

Richard Ainsworth (BU) 3,598

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

36,107

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,516

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

35,056

Kirk Stark (UCLA)

3,413

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,850

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

3,014

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

26,764

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

3,011

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

25,441

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2,798

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

25,221

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

2,719

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

24,176

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

2,627

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,914

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,417

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,239

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

2,288

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

23,142

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,007

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,733

Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)

1,917

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

21,699

Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College)

1,566

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,741

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1,369

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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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through December 30, 2018) 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.)

181,138

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

38,425

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

116,407

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

36,224

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

112,061

David Gamage (Indiana)

31,785

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

109,917

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 

31,572

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

109,616

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

30,983

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

106,140

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

30,969

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

101,597

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

28,620

8

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

98,469

David Kamin (NYU)

28,593

9

David Kamin (NYU)

98,444

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

28,333

10

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

97,750

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

28,326

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

95,987

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 

28,159

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

41,885

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)   3,979

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

35,883

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

3,520

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,923

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,494

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,698

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,487

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

26,407

Kirk Stark (UCLA)

3,401

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

25,369

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

3,120

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

25,151

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,027

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

24,115

Ruth Mason (Virginia) 

2,680

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,803

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.)

2,534

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,213

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

2,498

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

23,067

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,267

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,625

Hugh Ault (Boston College) 

2,065

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

21,512

Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College)

2,045

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,663

Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)

1,870

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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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Most Downloaded Tax Professors In 2018

  1. SSRN Logo (2018)Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan):  38,425
  2. Daniel Hemel (Chicago):  36,224
  3. David Gamage (Indiana):  31,785
  4. Darien Shanske (UC-Davis):  31,572
  5. Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings):  30,983
  6. Dan Shaviro (NYU):  30,969
  7. Lily Batchelder (NYU):  28,620
  8. David Kamin (NYU):  28,593
  9. Ari Glogower (Ohio State):  28,333
  10. Cliff Fleming (BYU):  28,326
  11. Rebecca Kysar (Fordham):  28,159
  12. Jacob Goldin (Stanford):   3,979
  13. Joe Bankman (Stanford):  3,520
  14. Richard Ainsworth (Boston University):  3,494
  15. Michael Simkovic (USC):  3,487
  16. Kirk Stark (UCLA):  3,401
  17. Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis):  3,120
  18. Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago):  3,027
  19. Ruth Mason (Virginia):  2,680
  20. Sam Donaldson (Georgia State):  2,534
  21. Brad Borden (Brooklyn):  2,498
  22. Kyle Rozema (Chicago):  2,267
  23. Hugh Ault (Boston College):  2,065
  24. Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College):  2,045
  25. Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indianapolis):  1,870

January 29, 2019 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Most Popular Tax Articles Of 2018

  1. 2,834 Downloads:  Joseph Bankman (Stanford), David Gamage (Indiana), Jacob Goldin (Stanford), Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Darien Shanske (UC-Davis), Kirk Stark (UCLA), Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) & Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings), Federal Income Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions Entitling the Donor to a State Tax Credit
  2. 2,524 Downloads:  Sam Donaldson (Georgia State), Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  3. 1,247 Downloads:  Dan Shaviro (NYU), Evaluating the New US Pass-Through Rules, 2018 British Tax Rev. 49
  4. 948 Downloads:  Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College) & Diane Ring (Boston College), Is New Code Section 199A Really Going to Turn Us All into Independent Contractors?
  5. 711 Downloads:  Brad Borden (Brooklyn), Choice-of-Entity Decisions Under the New Tax Act
  6. 651 Downloads:  Allison Christians (McGill), Introduction to Tax Policy Theory
  7. 613 Downloads:  Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) & Martin Vallespinos (S.J.D. 2018, Michigan), The Elephant Always Forgets: US Tax Reform and the WTO
  8. 589 Downloads:  Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Beat It: Tax Reform and Tax Treaties
  9. 574 Downloads:  Allison Christians (McGill) & Laurens van Apeldoorn (Leiden), Taxing Income Where Value Is Created, 21 Fla. Tax Rev. ___ (2018)
  10. 572 Downloads:  Jim Repetti (Boston College), The Impact of the 2017 Act's Tax Rate Changes on Choice of Entity, 21 Fla. Tax Rev. ___ (2018)

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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.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Tax LL.M. Program Rankings by Tax Hiring Authorities

Tax TalentFollowing up on my post on the new 2015 U.S. News Tax Rankings: TaxTalent asked U.S. corporate tax hiring authorities to rank the following programs:

  • Undergraduate Accounting
  • MS Tax
  • MAcc
  • MAcc Tax
  • MBA Tax
  • JD Tax
  • LL.M. Tax

For the LL.M. Tax Survey, respondents were asked to select up to five schools (out of 31) with LL.M. Tax programs that they hold in highest regard when hiring candidates.  Respondent Profile: 144 currently employed heads of corporate in-house tax departments.

2014 LLM

For the J.D. Tax Survey, respondents were asked to select up to five schools (out of 20) with JD Tax programs that they hold in highest regard when hiring candidates.  It is a bizarre list of 20 law schools, as it omits 14 of the 15 schools ranked in tax by U.S. News (Georgetown is the only school ranked by both U.S. News and Tax Talent.) 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2003-2012 Tax Journal Rankings: NYU #1, Tax Notes #2

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review combined rankings of the five major tax journals:

  • Florida Tax Review ("Florida")
  • Tax Law Review ("NYU")
  • Tax Lawyer ("ABA")
  • Tax Notes
  • Virginia Tax Review ("Virginia")

The rankings are based on the annual combined rankings in 2003-2012 among these five journals by:

Rank

Journal

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

1.1

NYU

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2.9

Tax Notes

4

3

3

2

2

2

5

3

2

3

3.0

Florida

3

4

4

4

3

3

2

2

3

2

3.1

Virginia

1

2

2

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

4.9

ABA

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

5

5

5

As I have previously noted, Tax Notes fares poorly in the Impact Factor category (citations/number of articles published) because W&L apparently counts as "articles" all of the advance sheet material in Tax Notes.

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in the number of citations in law reviews, with more than double the citations of its nearest competitor:

Rank

Journal

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

1.0

Tax Notes

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2.9

ABA

4

3

4

4

3

3

2

2

2

2

3.0

NYU

3

4

3

3

2

2

3

4

3

3

3.1

Virginia

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

3

4

4

5.0

Florida

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

March 6, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Analysts, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2012 Tax Journal Rankings: Virginia #1, NYU #2

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review rankings, based on citations to articles published in 2005-2012:

Here are the Top 25 tax journals (out of 48 ranked tax journals):

Rank

Tax Journal

Combined

Impact

Law Reviews

Cases

Currency

1

Virginia Tax Review

100.0

0.72

595

5

1.20

2

Tax Law Review

80.2

0.66

382

1

0.92

3

Elder Law Journal

66.1

0.58

279

8

0.55

4

Florida Tax Review

62.0

0.58

217

0

0.96

5

Tax Notes

54.5

0.01

762

15

0.02

6

Pittsburgh Tax Review

40.5

0.43

81

2

0.25

6

Tax Lawyer

40.5

0.21

335

14

0.14

8

Houston Bus. & Tax J.

39.7

0.34

170

5

0.14

9

Akron Tax Journal

28.9

0.30

71

3

0.38

10

Heckerling Inst. Est. Plan.

26.4

0.21

132

0

0.48

11

Marquette Elder's Advisor

24.8

0.20

124

1

0.14

12

National Tax Journal

23.1

0.11

206

2

0.19

13

Journal of Taxation

17.4

0.03

215

6

0.05

14

New Zealand J. Tax' Law

14.0

0.11

73

0

0.10

15

Estate Planning

13.2

0.04

148

1

0.19

16

Tax Notes International

10.7

0.00

151

0

0.00

17

Exempt Org. Tax Review

5.0

0.00

75

0

0.01

17

Taxes  Magazine

5.0

0.01

55

0

0.04

19

British Tax Review

4.1

0.01

42

0

0.02

19

Tax Management Mem.

4.1

0.01

48

1

0.05

19

Taxation of Exempts

4.1

0.02

40

0

0.10

22

Canadian Tax Journal

3.3

0.02

30

0

0.02

23

eJournal of Tax Research

2.5

0.02

11

0

0.06

23

J. Australasian Tax Ass'n

2.5

0.02

13

0

0.02

23

Tax Management Int'l J.

2.5

0.01

27

0

0.03

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (762 v. #2's Virginia Tax Review's 595), but fairs relatively poorly (.001, ranked #20) in the Impact Factor category (citations/number of articles published).  My guess is that W&L counted as "articles" all of the advance sheet material in Tax Notes. (Note:  I omitted the NYU Journal of Law and Business from the above chart because it is not a tax journal.)

Prior W&L Tax Journal Rankings:

(Hat Tip: Omri Marian,)

February 27, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2011 Tax Journal Rankings: NYU #1, Virginia #2, Tax Notes #3

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review rankings, based on citations to articles published in 2004-2011:

Here are the Top 25 tax journals (out of 44 ranked tax journals):

Rank

Tax Journal

Combined

Impact

Law Reviews

Cases

Currency

1

Tax Law Review

100.0

0.98

412

1

1.74

2

Virginia Tax Review

89.6

0.71

554

9

1.00

3

Tax Notes

76.0

0.01

1165

14

0.02

4

Florida Tax Review

60.8

0.63

210

0

0.75

5

Elder Law Journal

57.6

0.54

257

8

0.36

6

Tax Lawyer

44.0

0.21

435

10

0.40

7

Pittsburgh Tax Review

41.6

0.48

85

3

0.42

8

Houston Bus. & Tax J.

35.2

0.31

184

4

0.30

9

Journal of Taxation

28.8

0.06

370

5

0.11

10

Heckerling Inst. Est. Plan.

26.4

0.22

150

0

0.41

11

Akron Tax Journal

22.4

0.25

56

3

1.17

12

National Tax Journal

22.4

0.11

217

0

0.16

13

Marquette Elder's Advisor

17.6

0.14

107

1

0.14

14

Estate Planning

14.4

0.04

172

1

0.17

15

Taxes

14.4

0.05

162

0

0.08

15

Tax Notes International

12.8

0.00

193

0

0.00

17

New Zealand J. Tax'n Law

9.6

0.08

58

0

0.00

18

Tax Management Mem.

9.6

0.03

111

1

0.05

18

Tax Management Int’l J.

5.6

0.02

66

0

0.05

20

Taxation of Exempts

4.0

0.02

33

0

0.08

21

British Tax Review

3.2

0.01

36

0

0.01

22

Corporate Taxation

3.2

0.02

31

0

0.04

23

eJournal of Tax Research

3.2

0.03

16

0

0.03

24

Real Estate Taxation

3.2

0.02

24

1

0.01

25

Tax Mgmt Real Estate J.

3.2

0.02

23

0

0.01

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (1165 v. #2's Virginia Tax Review's 554), but fairs relatively poorly (.001, ranked #24) in the Impact Factor category (citations/number of articles published).  My guess is that W&L counted as "articles" all of the advance sheet material in Tax Notes. (Note:  I omitted the NYU Journal of Law and Business from the above chart because it is not a tax journal.)

Prior W&L Tax Journal Rankings:

Update: Thanks to Omri Marian for letting me know that Washington & Lee has released an updated ranking based on citations to articles published in 2005-2012.  I will blog those rankings in a forthcoming post.

February 19, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Phillips & Yoo: A Better Faculty Citation Rankings System

James Cleith Phillips & John Yoo (both of UC-Berkeley), The Cite Stuff: Inventing a Better Law Faculty Relevance Measure:

Citation rankings as a measure of scholarly quality are both controversial and popular. They provide a quantitative, albeit imperfect, measure of intellectual impact and productivity. But the number of times a scholar has been cited by his peers confers more than just bragging rights. They arguably help form the reputation of American legal scholars to the point that they have allegedly influenced faculty hiring decisions, and their collective impact may well shape the ranking of law schools themselves.

Arguably, the most well-known such metric for legal scholarship is the method used by Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School and posted on his website. Despite the methodological rigorousness of the Leiter system, it suffers from some well-recognized limitations. It is biased in favor of schools with older, smaller faculties, for example, and against schools that do not produce as much peer-reviewed scholarship.

This study seeks to improve on earlier efforts by producing a more relevant and accurate citation-based ranking system. It produces a measure that explains 81% of the variation in the U.S. News academic peer rankings, implicitly revealing how schools could boost those rankings, and lists the most cited professors based on this new ranking methodology, both overall, amongst younger scholars, and in 20 areas of legal scholarship. This allows for the top school in each area of law to be calculated, which could be useful to aspiring J.D. students who desire to know the best school in the area(s) of law they are most interested in. Finally, this study proposes an alternative faculty ranking system focusing on the percentage of a law school faculty that are “All-Stars” (ranked in the top 10 in citations per year in an area of law). This alternative ranking system improves upon some of the weaknesses of previous faculty quality ranking methodologies and argues that citation-based studies do measure something important -- relevance of scholarship.

Here are the Top 10 Tax Professors in Total Cites Per Year:

  1. Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) (54.3)
  2. Mihir Desai (Harvard) (54.0)
  3. James Hines (Michigan) (52.4)
  4. David Weisbach (Chicago) (45.4)
  5. Daniel Shaviro (NYU) (44.1)
  6. Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) (40.9)
  7. Michael Graetz (Columbia) (36.2)
  8. Michael Knoll (Pennsylvania) (35.8)
  9. Robert Green (Cornell) (33.6)
  10. Thomas Brennan (Northwestern) (33.2)

Here are the Top 5 Law School Tax Faculties in Total Cites Per Year:

  1. Harvard (188.2) (Mihir Desai, Louis Kaplow)
  2. Michigan (93.3) (James Hines, Reuven Avi-Yonah)
  3. UC-Berkeley (54.3) (Alan Auerbach)
  4. Chicago (45.4) (David Weisbach)
  5. NYU (44.1) (Daniel Shaviro)

September 7, 2012 in Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Rankings | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tax LL.M. Program Rankings by Tax Hiring Authorities

I previously blogged the 2012 and 2013 U.S. News Tax LL.M. program rankings:

2013

Rank

Grad Tax

Program

2012

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Florida

2

3

Georgetown

3

4

Northwestern

4

5

Boston University

6

6

Miami

5

7

Loyola-L.A.

7

8

San Diego

8

9

Villanova

8

10

Denver

n/r

n/r

U. Washington

10

n/r

Chapman

11

(The 2008-2011 U.S. News Tax LL.M. rankings are here.)

JobsInTax.com, part of the TaxTalent network, has released another ranking of tax LL.M. programs, based on the responses of 151 heads of corporate tax departments:

Respondents were asked to select up to five schools (out of 32) with LLM Tax programs that they hold in the highest regard when hiring candidates. Schools were then ranked based on the total number of votes they received.

Top 20 Tax LLM

This is the first of a two-part survey, the second of which will ask the opinions of alumni of LLM Tax programs, in order to provide an index of which LLM Tax programs are consistently held in high regard by both alumni and tax hiring authorities. 

(Of course, several of these schools do not have Tax LL.M. programs (University of California, Kansas, Lewis & Clark, New Mexico, Richmond, Washington & Lee.)

For more on graduate tax program rankings, see Jennifer Kowal (Loyola-L.A.), Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), Theodore Seto (Loyola-L.A.) & Paul Caron (Cincinnati), Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where?.

September 4, 2012 in Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SSRN Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN Updated Sept. 29, 2011Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has updated his ranking of the Top 25 U.S. Law School 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

Harvard

30,062

Illinois

5368

3

Illinois

26,241

Florida

4221

4

Pennsylvania.

18,729

Cincinnati

4107

5

Cincinnati

17,771

Harvard

3552

6

Colorado

17,209

Loyola-L.A.

3423

7

USC

16,652

UC-Davis

3026

8

UC-Davis

16,432

USC

2698

9

Loyola-L.A.

16,417

NYU

2639

10

Chicago

15,922

Pennsylvania

2209

11

UCLA

14,709

Chapman

2151

12

Florida

13,785

Brooklyn

2086

13

NYU

12,801

Chicago

2032

14

Boston College

11,924

Minnesota

1967

15

Columbia

11,557

Boston College

1938

16

Chapman

11,290

Colorado

1867

17

Brooklyn

10,967

Pace

1866

18

Boston Univ.

10,856

UCLA

1834

19

Vanderbilt

8941

Vanderbilt

1793

20

Baltimore

8862

Case Western

1610

21

Pace

7962

Columbia

1609

22

Stanford

7775

Baltimore

1605

23

Notre Dame

7749

San Diego

1431

24

Florida State

7739

Boston Univ.

1405

25

Indiana

6998

Florida State

1353

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).

September 22, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New 2012 U.S. News Tax Rankings

U.S. News LogoHere are the new 2012 U.S. News Tax Rankings, along with last year's rankings. The big changes from 2011 are (1) Florida moving ahead of Georgetown at #2, and (2) the number of schools without tax LL.M. programs moving up in the rankings (10) and the number of schools with tax LL.M. programs moving down (6):

2012

Rank

 Tax

Program

2011

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Florida

3

3

Georgetown

2

4

Northwestern

4

5

Miami

5

6

Harvard

8

7

UCLA

11

8

Virginia

10

9

Boston University

6

10

Columbia

14

10

Loyola-L.A.

9

10

Stanford

13

10

Texas

18

14

Michigan

16

14

USC

16

16

Boston College

18

16

Pennsylvania

n/r

16

San Diego

6

16

Villanova

21

20

U. Washington

n/r

21

Chapman

n/r

22

Chicago

21

22

UC-Hastings

18

n/r

Denver

12

n/r

SMU

14

Here are the rankings of the graduate tax programs, along with last year's rankings:

2012

Rank

Grad Tax

Program

2011

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Florida

3

3

Georgetown

2

4

Northwestern

4

5

Miami

5

6

Boston University

6

7

Loyola-L.A.

8

8

San Diego

6

8

Villanova

11

10

U. Washington

n/r

11

Chapman

n/r

n/r

Denver

9

n/r

SMU

10

The U.S. News tax survey instrument states that it is intended "to identify the law schools having the top programs in tax law." The survey is sent "to a sample of law school faculty listed in the AALS Directory of Law Teachers 2009-2010 as currently teaching a course or seminar in tax law." Recipients are asked "to [i]dentify up to fifteen (15) schools that have the highest-quality tax law courses or programs. In making your choices consider all elements that contribute to a program's excellence, for example, the depth and breadth of the program, faculty research and publication record, etc."

As Donald Tobin (Ohio State) has noted, it is more than strange that NYU has finished ahead of Florida and Georgetown each year that U.S. News has conducted the survey.  Because the survey ranks the schools by how often they appear on the respondents' "Top 15" lists, this means that some folks list NYU, but not Florida and Georgetown, among the Top 15 tax programs.

For more on tax rankings, see our article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where?, which compiles information about 13 highly ranked tax LLM programs: (1) NYU; (2) Florida; (3) Georgetown; (4) Northwestern; (5) Miami; (6) Boston University; (7) San Diego; (8) Loyola-L.A./LMU; (9) SMU; (10) Denver; (11) University of Washington; (12) Villanova; and (13) Chapman. The topics on which information is reported in the Article include: (1) tuition; (2) scholarships; (3) the full-time tax professors who teach in each program and the tax courses they teach; (4) the number of full-time and part-time students enrolled in each program; (5) general information about adjunct professors teaching in each program; (6) required courses; (7) elective courses, specialty certificates, and concentrations; (8) opportunities to develop tax practice skills by taking experiential learning courses and simulated practice courses; (9) extracurricular tax activities; (10) opportunities to graduate with honors or receive academic prizes; and (11) career planning and placement services offered to students in each program. The article also ranks the tax faculty at these thirteen law schools by citations (the Top 5 are NYU (1), Florida (2), Georgetown (3), Miami (4), and Northwestern (5)) and SSRN downloads (the Top 5 are Loyola-L.A. (1), NYU (2), Chapman (3), Florida (4), and San Diego (5)).

Other resources available on TaxProf Blog include:

March 16, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (9)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The 18 Most-Cited Tax Faculty

Brian Leiter (Chicago) has finalized his ranking of the Highest Impact Faculty in 13 Areas of Specialization, including tax, as measured by citations during the past five years (Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 15, 2010):

Rank

Tax Prof

Citations

Age

1

Michael Graetz (Yale)

370

66

2

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

310

53

3

David Weisbach (Chicago)

300

47

4

Edward McCaffery (USC)

280

52

5

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

260

53

 

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo)

260

60

7

Lawrence Zelenak (Duke)

240

55

8

Joseph Bankman (Stanford)

230

55

9

Victor Fleischer (Colorado)

200

39

 

Leandra Lederman (Indiana)

200

44

 

Nancy Staudt (Northwestern)

200

47

12

Marjorie Kornhauser (Arizona St.)

190

63

13

Calvin Johnson (Texas)

180

66

 

Deborah Schenk (NYU)

180

63

15

David Schizer (Columbia)

170

42

16

Howard Abrams (Emory)

160

55

 

Anne Alstott (Harvard)

160

47

 

Thomas Griffith (USC)

160

61

Highly-cited scholars whose cites are not exclusively in this area:

  • Louis Kaplow (Harvard) (age 54), 970 citations
  • Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) (age 40), 230 citations
  • Mark Gergen (UC-Berkeley) (age 54), 210 citations
  • Kyle Logue (Michigan) (age 45), 180 citations

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 the thirteen graduate tax programs ranked at least once in the U.S. News tax rankings over the past four years (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.

May 18, 2010 in Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (2)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

U.S. News Tax Rankings, 2008-2011

U.S. News Logo Following up on yesterday's post, New 2011 U.S. News Tax Rankings:  here are the overall and graduate tax rankings over the past four years:

Overall Tax Rankings (2008-2011):

Ave.

Rank

Tax

Program

2011

Rank

2010

Rank

2009

Rank

2008

Rank

1.00

NYU

1

1

1

1

2.25

Florida

3

2

2

2

2.50

Georgetown

2

2

3

3

4.00

Northwestern

4

4

4

4

5.75

Miami

5

6

6

6

6.00

Harvard

8

5

6

5

7.00

Boston University

6

6

8

8

7.00

UCLA

11

6

5

6

10.00

Virginia

10

11

9

10

10.75

San Diego

6

11

16

10

12.00

Michigan

16

9

10

13

12.25

Stanford

13

10

13

13

12.50

Texas

18

13

10

9

13.50

Loyola-L.A.

9

16

13

16

16.50

Columbia

13

13

19

21

17.75

Denver

12

19

19

21

18.00

SMU

14

19

22

17

Yale

19

10

10

U. Washington

19

15

18

Chicago

21

15

17

Penn

17

19

18

USC

16

22

21

Villanova

21

22

18

Duke

18

15

Boston College

18

23

Chapman

17

UC-Hastings

18

G. Washington

23

Graduate Tax Rankings (2008-2011):

Ave.

Rank

Grad Tax

Program

2011

Rank

2010

Rank

2009

Rank

2008

Rank

1.00

NYU

1

1

1

1

2.25

Florida

3

2

2

2

2.50

Georgetown

2

2

3

3

4.00

Northwestern

4

4

4

4

5.00

Miami

5

5

5

5

5.75

Boston University

6

5

6

6

7.25

San Diego

6

7

9

7

7.75

Loyola-L.A.

8

8

7

8

10.00

SMU

10

10

11

9

10.25

Denver

9

10

10

12

U. Washington

10

8

10

Villanova

11

11

10

Chapman

9


April 21, 2010 in Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Faculty Rankings, Tax Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New 2011 U.S. News Tax Rankings

U.S. News LogoHere are the new 2011 U.S. News Tax Rankings, along with last year's rankings:

2011

Rank

Tax

Program

2010

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Georgetown

2

3

Florida

3

4

Northwestern

4

5

Miami

6

6

Boston University

6

6

San Diego

11

8

Harvard

5

9

Loyola-L.A.

16

10

Virginia

11

11

UCLA

6

12

Denver

19

13

Stanford

10

14

Columbia

13

14

SMU

19

16

Michigan

9

16

USC

n/r

18

Boston College

23