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Friday, July 3, 2009

More Fun with SSRN Downloads

Here, covering schools ranked by US News in the low 20s to 100.  Since it's the boring dog days of summer, and Inspired by Professor Crawford, here's how the US News "top 15" ranks according to gross SSRN downloads.  The next column reports the number of authors listed on SSRN, excluding those who had no downloads in the last year.  Per capita is the total downloads in the last year divided by the number of authors.   The last two columns are self-explanatory.  I have not corrected for prospective moves (Sunstein is in government service [but on leave from Harvard], Black & Litvak are going from Texas to Northwestern, Fried is going from Berkeley to Harvard, Triantis is still listed with UVA, though he is now full-time at Harvard, etc.).

Rank

School

Total Downloads

# of Authors

Per Capita Downloads (rank by per capita downloads)

Top 3 Authors (Downloads)

% of Total Due to Top 3

1

Harvard Law School

107,591

154

699 (2nd)

L. Bebchuk (23, 416), C. Sunstein (12, 413), V. Wadhwa (9,050)

41%

2

University of Chicago Law School

  50,899

  68

749 (1st)

B. Leiter (8,823), E. Posner (8,126), D. Evans (4,935)

43%

3

Columbia Law School

  44,590

  98

455 (5th)

J. Coffee (5,631), R. Gilson (4,751), T. Wu (4,468)

34%

4

New York University School of Law

  39,943

139

287 (12th)

M. Kahan (3,558), S. Choi (3,327), S. Chesterman (3,193)

25%

5

Yale Law School

  38,997

104

375 (8th)

D. Kahan (3,910), J. Balkin (3,467), R. Romano (3,377)

28%

6

University of Pennsylvania Law School

  34,194

  73

468 (4th)

D. Skeel (4,872), P. Robinson (3,288), E. Rock (2,788)

32%

7

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

  34,038

  80

426 (6th)

S. Bainbridge (8,468), L. Stout (2,746), K. Raustiala (2,348)

46%

8

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

  31,855

  87

366 (9th)

J. Fried (4,084), P. Menell (3,821), J. Yoo (2,382)

32%

9

Stanford Law School

  31,305

  99

316 (10th)

M. Lemley (10,152), R. Gilson (4,751), A. Sykes (1,464)

52%

10

Georgetown University Law Center

30,048

  97

310 (11th)

W. Bratton (3,236), A. Levitin (2,225), P. Schrag (2,101)

25%

11

University of Texas School of Law

29,781

  61

488 (3rd)

B. Black (13,597), H. Hu (3,507), K. Litvak (1,634)

63%

12

Duke University Law School

26,550

  66

402 (7th)

S. Schwarcz (10,685), M. Gulati (2,843), R. Michaels (1, 120)

55%

13

University of Michigan Law School

22,364

  81

276 (13th)

R. Avi-Yonah (3,494), J. Hines (2,265), A. Pritchard (1,456)

32%

14

Northwestern University School of Law

18,668

  77

242 (15th)

A.  D’Amato (1,666), S. Calabresi (1,221), J. McGinnis (1,147)

22%

15

Cornell Law School

14,373

  58

248 (14th)

T. Eisenberg (2,309), B. Frischmann (1,644), J. Rachlinski (1, 364)

37%

16

University of Virginia School of Law

12,842

  74

174 (16th)

C. Sprigman (1,396), P. Mahoney (962), G. Triantis (958)

26%

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