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Legal History eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 18 Dec 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 8,668 Copyright and the World's Most Popular Song
Robert Brauneis
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 5 Jul 2013
2 6,362 The History of Corporate Governance
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 20 May 2013
3 4,996 A Brief History of Information Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove
George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
4 4,771 An Introduction to the History of International Human Rights Law
Dinah L. Shelton
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 3 Sep 2007
Last Revised: 3 Sep 2007
5 4,221 Law
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Jan 2008
Last Revised: 10 Jan 2008
6 3,988 The Myth of the Sole Inventor
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
7 3,727 The Islamic Commercial Crisis: Institutional Roots of Economic Underdevelopment in the Middle East
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2001
Last Revised: 17 Nov 2013
8 3,401 Orwell versus Huxley: Economics, Technology, Privacy, and Satire
Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Nov 1999
Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
9 3,427 The Ninth Amendment: It Means What It Says
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 25 Aug 2005
Last Revised: 18 Dec 2006
10 3,804 Comparative Company Law
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2007
Last Revised: 4 Jul 2011

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
19 Oct 2014 through 18 Dec 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 348 Law is Code: A Software Engineering Approach to Analyzing the United States Code
William P. Li, Pablo Azar, David Larochelle, Phil Hill and Andrew W. Lo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 21 Oct 2014
2 199 Radicalism's Legacy: American Legal History Since 1998
Jessica Lowe
University of Virginia - School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
3 168 A Brief History of Investment Banking from Medieval Times to the Present
Caroline Fohlin
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 16 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 17 Nov 2014
4 165 Progressive Legal Thought
Herbert J. Hovenkamp
University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
5 154 The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 10 Dec 2014
6 125 Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 1 Nov 2014
7 112 The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Partial Rule of Law
Timur Kuran and Jared Rubin
Duke University - Department of Economics and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
Date posted to database: 23 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 9 Dec 2014
8 97 The Public Interest Conception of Public Law: Its Procedural Origins and Substantive Implications
Jason N. E. Varuhas
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 4 Nov 2014
9 95 Roman Business Associations
Andreas M. Fleckner
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014
10 136 Legal Elites and the Shaping of Corporate Law Practice in Brazil: A Historical Study
Jayanth K. Krishnan, Vitor Martins Dias and John E Pence
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington
Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014





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