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Legal History eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 28 Feb 2015

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1 8,732 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 6,846 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 5,087 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 4,902 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: 4 Feb 2015
5 4,341 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 4,041 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 3,861 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
8 3,737 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
9 3,442 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 3,412 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Dec 2014 through 28 Feb 2015

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1 408 The Mainstreaming of Libertarian Constitutionalism
David Bernstein and Ilya Somin
George Mason University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 23 Feb 2015
2 305 What is Law?
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 15 Jan 2015
3 276 The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015
4 186 International Legal Experience and the Mormon Theology of the State, 1945-2012
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 17 Jan 2015
5 178 Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage Was Radical
Michael Boucai
State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 20 Feb 2015
6 159 Encouraging Engaged Scholarship: Perspectives from an Associate Dean for Research
Sonia Katyal
Fordham University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
7 156 Elementary Statutory Interpretation: Rethinking Legislative Intent and History
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2015
8 152 Originalist or Original: The Difficulties of Reconciling Citizens United with Corporate Law History
Leo E. Strine and Nicholas Walter
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Date posted to database: 16 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
9 145 Territorial Annexation as a 'Great Power'
Daniel Rice
Duke Law School, J.D. expected 2015
Date posted to database: 11 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2015
10 142 Church and State in the Founding-Era State Constitutions
Vincent Phillip Munoz
University of Notre Dame - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2015





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