Albany Law Faculty Research Sustains High Readership Levels

12/20/2011 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School scholarship produced by faculty continues to attract national attention, with the Social Science Research Network listing the law school at 40 among more than 200 institutions.

The Network contains some 122,000 downloadable research papers, making it one of the central sites for legal scholarship in the United States.  Downloads are tracked per paper and author, documenting the number of viewers for every paper.

This year alone, there were 227 article downloads per author, ranking Albany Law 63rd for all law schools in the average download category.

“Our faculty have long deserved this kind of national recognition for their writing,” said Professor James Thuo Gathii, the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship. “This kind of work not only influences the legal thinking nationally and internationally, but it also makes them more current and more engaged teachers for our students.”

Along with numerous stand-out writers – Albany Law is ranked 40 for number of professors contributing scholarship – Professor Patricia Salkin is ranked 60 among 3,000 legal scholars in the network for articles downloaded by the legal community.

All papers are available to the public at