Robert Thompson (Law, Vanderbilt), editor of Corporate Practice Commentator, kindly gave me permission to upload the announcement of the top 10 articles in corporate and securities law for 2004: Download top_10_corporate_and_securities_articles_of_2004_3.doc
Corporate Practice Commentator has conducted these surveys every year since 1994. Based on current faculty affiliations, here is how the law schools rank in terms of total number of articles by faculty members selected as among the "top ten" of the year (schools were awarded 1.0 for a sole-authored article, .5 for co-authored articles, and .33 for articles with three authors). Faculty authors are listed in parentheses.
1. Harvard University (16.16) (Bebchuk, Coates, Ferrell, Hanson, Kraakman, Roe, Shavell, Subramanian)
2. Columbia University (16.0) (Coffee, Fox, Gilson, Gordon, Milhaupt, Schizer)
3. Stanford University (11.50) (Alexander, Bankman, Daines, Gilson, Grundfest, Klausner)
4. New York University (9.83) (Allen, Arlen, Choi, Kahan)
5. Georgetown University (8.50) (Bratton, Gulati, Langevoort)
6. University of Texas, Austin (8.00) (Black, Hu, Mann)
7. Vanderbilt University (7.50) (Blair, Thomas, Thompson)
8. University of California, Los Angeles (5.50) (Bainbridge, Stout)
8. University of Pennsylvania (5.50) (Rock, Skeel)
10. University of Virginia (4.50) (Kitch, Mahoney, Triantis)
10. Yale University (4.50) (Ayres, Hansmann, Macey, Romano)
The only surprising omission from this list is the University of Chicago Law School.
Other faculty authors with at least two articles selected sicne 1994 (even though their schools didn't make the top ten) include Eric Talley (USC, visiting next year at Boalt), Jill Fisch (Fordham), Hillary Sale (Iowa), and Lawrence Mitchell (George Washington).
UPDATE: Gordon Smith (Law, Wisconsin) comments on some difficulties with the methodology by which Corporate Practice Commentator chooses the "top ten" articles here.