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August 23, 2005

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330.

UT Law Ranks among Top Ten for Faculty Working Papers Downloaded According to Social Sciences Research Network

AUSTIN, Texas – The Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) recently ranked the UT Law faculty seventh among U.S. law schools in terms of total research papers downloaded during the past twelve months, and fourth in terms of downloads per paper during that same time period. Texas also ranks fifth for total downloads since inception of SSRN.

The Social Science Research Network assists in the dissemination of scholarly ideas by allowing individual professors to post their papers online prior to (and post) publication and to access all SSRN research from any computer connected to the Internet.

The top ten by downloads in the last year are listed below, with new downloads per paper during the past twelve months listed in parentheses:

  1. Harvard University – Law School (36,700 downloads)
  2. University of Chicago – Law School (29,900 downloads)
  3. Stanford Law School (29,700 downloads)
  4. Columbia Law School (25,900 downloads)
  5. University of California, Los Angeles – Law School (23,200 downloads)
  6. George Washington – Law School (22,900 downloads)
  7. University of Texas, Austin – Law School (22,700 downloads)
  8. Georgetown University Law Center (17,400 downloads)
  9. Yale University – Law School (17,100 downloads)
  10. University of Southern California – Law School (16,900 downloads)

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