Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the end of 2009, Harvard Law School faculty members associated with the Program on Corporate Governance led SSRN author rankings; they captured six of the top 100 slots – including the number one slot – among the top 100 law school professors (in all fields) in terms of readers’ use of their work.
Professor Lucian Bebchuk was ranked first among all law school professors, as well as sixth among all authors on SSRN. His papers (available on his SSRN page here) have attracted a total of more than 120,000 downloads.
In addition, the top 100 law professors included Professors Reinier Kraakman (ranked 15 among law school professors and 69 among all authors), Allen Ferrell (25 among law school professors, 130 among all authors), Jesse Fried (27 among law school professors, 139 among all authors), Mark Roe (34 among law school professors, 177 among all authors), and Alma Cohen (39 among law school professors, 195 among all authors).
SSRN is the leading electronic service for social science research, and its electronic library contains (as of December 2009) over 219,300 full-text documents by more than 85,000 authors.