US News Schools 23-100 by Recent SSRN Downloads

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Paul Caron & Bernard Black (here) and Brian Leiter (here) have laid out the arguments for and against using SSRN downloads as a measure of faculty scholarship.  I don’t have anything new to add, but I did prepare a list of U.S. News schools #23-100, by recent SSRN downloads. I followed the methodology used Brian Leiter here.

The category’s 20 most downloaded are below.  Full list after the jump. UPDATED 7/5/09:  For anyone who is interested, the data file is available  here in CSV format and  here as an Excel spreadsheet.

-Bridget Crawford

US News 2009 Rank Law School Recent Downloads (Last 12 Months) (rounded to nearest 10)

Rank by Recent Downloads

Three Most Downloaded Faculty (rounded to nearest 10) % of Total Accounted for by Top 3

(rounded to nearest tenth)

28 GWU 59430

1

Solove (21,490)

54.80%

Kerr (7510)
Cunningham (3560)
23 U of IL – Urbana Champaign 30430

2

Solum (4730)

42.30%

Ribstein (4260)
Morriss (3870)
61 U of San Diego 25210

3

Partnoy (8710)

52.50%

Alexander (2620)
Burke (1900)
41 George Mason 23740

4

Wright (2747)

31.40%

Zywicki (2360)
Somin (2340)
87 St. John’s 19310

5

Lebovits (8010)

72.80%

Tamanaha (5200)
Rubinstein (840)
45 American U (Washington College of Law) 15380

6

Ventry (3210)

46.30%

Baker, J. (2100)
Anderson (1810)
65 Temple (Beasley) 15110

7

Burris (1610)

27.50%

Mandel (1530)
Huang (1020)
59 U of Tennessee – Knoxville 14700

8

Reynolds (6270)

70.50%

Long (2470)
Stukke (1620)
52 Florida State 14300

9

Rossi (1440)

27.00%

Ruhl (1310)
Craig (1110)
35 Ohio State (Moritz) 14190

10

Davidoff (5470)

64.20%

Fairman (2500)
Rose (1140)
49 Cardozo 14080

11

Brickman (1920)

28.00%

Rosenfeld, M (1010)
Pan (1010)
30 Fordham 13930

12

Griffith (1105)

21%

Dickinson (1020)
DeBurca (800)
43 U of Arizona (Rogers) 12900

13

Sjostrom (3480)

53.10%

Chin (2468)
Orbach (900)
23 Indiana U –Bloomington (Maurer) 12250

14

Henderson (4010)

46.90%

Lederman (890)
Dau-Schmidt (850)
26 U of Iowa 11310

15

Hovenkamp (4670)

61.90%

Porter (1350)
Sale (980)
87 Loyola Los Angeles (Marymount) 11170

16

Hasen (1270)

29.70%

Seto (1160)
Pratt (890)
35 U of CA (Davis) 10960

17

Ventry (3210)

51.70%

Hunt (1680)
Sunder (780)
52 U of Connecticut 10930

18

Davidoff (5470)

74.00%

Mason (1630)
McCoy (980)
55 Case Western 10310

19

Dorchack (2970)

52.90%

Jensen (1350)
Adler (1130)
61 Brooklyn 10090

20

Bambauer (1220)

31.60%

Reiss (1020)
Karmel (950)
45 U of Colorado (Boulder) 10000

21

Ohm (2270)

62.80%

Fleischer, V. (2170)
Weiser (1840)
23 Notre Dame 9890

22

Finnis (1750)

33.60%

Barrett (900)
O’Connell (670)
26 Boston College 9710

23

McCann (1320)

27.30%

Greenfield (810)
Gionfriddo (520)
65 Penn State (Dickinson) 8800

24

Backer (2590)

48.30%

Freiden (880)
Terry (780)
98 U of Lousiville (Brandeis) 8670

25

Chen (2370)

61.90%

Duncan (1210)
Fischer (1790)
30 Washington & Lee 8400

26

Franck (1830)

50.60%

Fairfield (1380)
Drumbl (1040)
59 U of Houston 8170

27

Gidi (1130)

29.10%

Moll (700)
Moohr (550)
77 Rutgers (Camden) 8160

28

Lastowka (1980)

51.60%

Patterson (1180)
Dougherty (1050)
77 Seton Hall 8070

29

Lubben (2,100)

41.60%

Barnes (630)
Pasquale (630)
71 U of Pittsburgh 8050

30

Mueller (930)

32.20%

Madison (840)
Branson (820)
71 Loyola University of Chicago 7790

31

Waller (2260)

60.80%

Frischmann (1640)
Bronsteen (830)
51 U of Florida (Levin) 7760

32

Sokol (1200)

38.00%

Page (1120)
Harrison (630)
71 U of Miami 7640

33

Deporter (1310)

24.10%

Froomkin (960)
Kettering (750)
43 U of Maryland 7110

34

Rhee (670)

26.00%

Citron (650)
Gifford (530)
55 Arizona State U (O’Connor) 6650

35

Berman (1370)

47.70%

Kaye (960)
Saks (840)
35 U of Wisconsin (Madison) 6560

36

Christians (1100)

37.00%

Galanter (670)
Ghosh (660)
85 Santa Clara 6560

37

Goldman (1670)

40.20%

Van Schaack (880)
Chien (880)
100 Hofstra 6200

38

Sarkin (1030)

35.00%

Greenwood (580)
Ku (560)
45 U of Utah (Quinney) 6170

39

Quiora (1840)

66.50%

Peterson (1470)
Johnson (790)
35 U of Georgia 6060

40

Levin (1860)

54.10%

Bodansky (710)
Heald (710)
77 Seattle U. 5890

41

Gonzalez (780)

26.70%

Slye (420)
Enquist (370)
87 DePaul 5710

42

Bandes (930)

41.30%

Strandburg (780)
Kwall (650)
30 UNC – Chapel Hill 5590

43

Brophy (680)

32.40%

Jacoby (630)
Conley (500)
39 U of California-Hastings 5550

44

Leib (720)

28.10%

Feldman (430)
Wang (410)
87 Marquette 5530

45

Secunda (1140)

42.10%

O’Hear (640)
Schneider (550)
28 William & Mary 5480

46

Green (990)

40.90%

Oman (840)
Barnard (410)
77 U. of Denver (Sturm) 5450

47

Brown (1,430)

65.30%

Wald (650)
Carpenter (480)
98 U of San Francisco 5340

48

Leo (1570)

44.90%

Kaswan (420)
Davis (410)
65 U of Missouri (Columbia, MO) 7940 5280

31 49

Levit (2510)

48.20%

Rustron (2050)
Linder (1270)

Lambert (1010) 42.80%
Crouch (820)
Gely (430)
77 Chicago-Kent 5100

50

Birdthistle (690)

38.00%

Buccafusco (680)
Cho (570)
61 Lewis & Clark 5090

51

Parry (900)

42.00%

Miller, R. (660)
Blumm (580)
85 U. at Buffalo (SUNY) 5050

52

Dubber (920)

43.60%

Melish (850)
Bartholomew (430)
75 U of Nevada-Las Vegas (Boyd) 4970

53

Mootz (1130)

53.90%

Rapoport (800)
Sternlight (750)
40 Wake Forest 4920

54

Chesney (860)

39.6%%

Wright(580)
Shapiro (510)
41 Brigham Young (Clark) 4900

55

Smith (1200)

46.60%

Gedicks (660)
Thomas (425)
61 Villanova 4840

56

Booth (1560)

51.70%

Gotanda (540)
Carroll (400)
52 U of Cincinnati 4750

57

Caron (880)

36.00%

Bai (440)
Black (390)
30 U of Alabama 4630

58

Pardo (920)

41.70%

Horowitz (550)
Bassett (460)
87 Rutgers (Newark) 4420

59

Gelpern (1000)

48.20%

Green (570)
Blank (560)
49 Southern Methodist 4060

60

Colangelo (580)

35.70%

Tate (460)
Hanna (410)
87 Indiana   (Indianapolis) 4020

61

Magliocca (840)

44.50%

Cole (630)
Dimitri (320)
65 Georgia State 3770

62

Edmundson (810)

55.40%

Johnson (700)
Todres (580)
30 U of Washington 3690

63

O’Connor (740)

54.20%

Winn (640)
Donaldson (620)
94 St. Louis University 3080

64

Terry (580)

47.70%

Bodie (500)
Walker (390)
65 U of Kansas 2860

65

Torrance (510)

49.00%

Drahozal (500)
Ware (390)
55 Pepperdine 2680

66

Levine (680)

51.50%

Alford (430)
Stipanowich (270)
55 U of Kentucky 2330

67

Clowney (1100)

70.80%

Moore (280)
Campbell (270)
45 Tulane 2280

68

Griffin (490)

50.40%

Dombalagian (460)
Townsend Gard (200)
87 U of South Carolina 2160

69

Bartow (810)

63.40%

Seiner (330)
Hellwig (230)
77 U of New Mexico 2150

70

Gerding (1160)

89.30%

Washburn (630)
Gaines (130)
77 U. of Oregon 2120

71

Mann (460)

48.10%

Sneirson (310)
Rowe (250)
94 Northeastern 1970

72

Dogan (700)

56.40%

Lewis (210)
Williams (200)
30 Fordham 1930

73

Griffith (1100)

21.00%

Dickinson (1020)
DeBurca (800)
77 U. of Richmond 1760

74

Catropia (820)

64.80%

Gibson (170)
Sachs (150)
94 Catholic U of America 1650

75

Smith (510)

59.40%

Scordato (290)
Perez (180)
94 U of Arkansas (Fayettteville) 1340

76

Dodson (380)

76.90%

Sampson (370)
Snow (280)
71 U of Oklahoma 1000

77

Forman (580)

87.00%

Ragavan (220)
Thai (70)
75 Louisiana State 690

78

Lockridge (200)

62.30%

Maraist (160)
Sautter (70)
100 Maine 560

79

Tuekheimer (250)

78.6%

Owen (120)
Smith, D. (70)
65 Baylor 430

80

Osler (280)

97.70%

Miller (90)
Ryan (50)
100 Gonzaga 80

81

Morrisey (80)

100%

UPDATE: I’m happy to post data for schools outside the US News ##23-100. (The initial title of my post was incorrect.)

Texas Tech (Tier 3) 2,470. Top 3: Bryan Camp (1,060); Christopher Bruner (580); Gabriel Eckstein (240). % Accounted for by Top 3: 76.1%.

Chapman (Tier 3) 11880.  Top 3: Vernon Smith (1930), Francine Lipman (1640), and Jeremy Miller, retired (1000).  % Accounted for by Top 3: 38.5%

NEW (as of 7/4/09): University of Missouri at Kansas City (Tier 3). 7940.  Top 3: Levit (2510), Rostron (2050), Linder (1270).  % Accounted for by Top 3: 73.4%

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One Response to US News Schools 23-100 by Recent SSRN Downloads

  1. Ann Bartow says:

    My articles are downloaded via BePress more often then from SSRN. I’d bet this is true for a number of folks. Don’t know if those download numbers are available for perusal…

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