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Law School Research Papers - Public Law & Legal Theory

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 17 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 137,799 'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
Daniel J. Solove
George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2007
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
2 33,749 Fuck
Christopher M. Fairman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2006
Last Revised: 10 Jan 2007
3 30,769 Conspiracy Theories
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2008
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2010
4 23,660 The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
John J. Donohue and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 1999
Last Revised: 1 May 2001
5 18,952 How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students
Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
6 11,915 The "Hart-Dworkin" Debate: A Short Guide for the Perplexed
Scott J. Shapiro
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2007
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2007
7 11,598 American Legal Realism
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 29 Oct 2002
Last Revised: 29 Oct 2002
8 10,285 Psychic Numbing and Mass Atrocity
Paul Slovic, David Zionts, Andrew K. Woods, Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks
Decision Research, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, New York University School of Law and University of Texas School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 1 May 2013
9 9,759 Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government
Dan M. Kahan, Ellen Peters, Erica Cantrell Dawson and Paul Slovic
Yale University - Law School, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Cornell University and Decision Research
Date posted to database: 8 Sep 2013
Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013
10 9,609 The Laws of the Virtual Worlds
Greg Lastowka and Dan Hunter
Rutgers School of Law and New York Law School
Date posted to database: 29 May 2003
Last Revised: 31 Jan 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
16 Feb 2014 through 17 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,633 Who Believes that Astrology is Scientific?
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2014
2 2,500 What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard's Largest Employers Weigh In
John C. Coates, IV, Jesse M. Fried and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Date posted to database: 20 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
3 1,574 What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes with Data from 6200 Lawyers
Lawrence S. Krieger and Kennon M. Sheldon
Florida State University College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Psychological Sciences
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014
4 741 IP in a World Without Scarcity
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
5 483 Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
6 401 Preface to the Paperback Edition of Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 17 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
7 350 Chief Justice Roberts in His Own Voice: The Chief Justice's Self-Assignment of Majority Opinions
Linda Greenhouse
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
8 340 As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality
Chris William Sanchirico
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
9 307 The Unrelenting Libertarian Challenge to Public Accommodations Law
Samuel R. Bagenstos
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2014
10 277 Law and Neuroscience
Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall and Francis X. Shen
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology and University of Minnesota Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2014





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