Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the start of 2016, Harvard Law School faculty members featured prominently on SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law professors. HLS faculty captured twelve slots—including the number one and two slots—among the top 100 law school professors (in all legal areas) in terms of citations to their work.

As in previous years, Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 was ranked first among all law school professors. Bebchuk’s papers have attracted a total of 4,373 citations as of the start of 2016. Professor Steven Shavell was ranked second, with 3,717 citations.

In addition to Professors Bebchuk and Shavell, ten other HLS faculty members were among SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law school professors at the start of 2016:

SSRN is the leading electronic service for social science research, and its electronic library contained (as of the end of 2015) 539,398 full-text documents by 297,574 authors.