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Legal History eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 31 Jan 2015

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1 8,706 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 6,624 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 5,040 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 4,843 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 4,300 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 4,011 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 3,841 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 3,735 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 3,433 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 3,406 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
2 Dec 2014 through 31 Jan 2015

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1 268 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: 17 Jan 2015
2 238 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
3 174 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
4 147 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: 20 Jan 2015
5 123 Liberal Originalism: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation
Scott D. Gerber
Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014
6 122 Meyer, Pierce, and the History of the Entire Human Race: Barbarism, Social Progress, and (the Fall and Rise of) Parental Rights
Jeffrey Shulman
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 6 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 6 Dec 2014
7 118 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: 29 Jan 2015
8 107 The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin (1931-2013): A Legal Theory and Methodology for Hedgehogs, Hercules, and One Right Answers
Imer B. Flores
Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Date posted to database: 15 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 15 Dec 2014
9 102 Understanding the Civil Law
P. G. Monateri
SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit
Date posted to database: 12 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 12 Jan 2015
10 75 Genealogies of Lex Mercatoria
Nikitas Hatzimihail
University of Cyprus, Department of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 8 Dec 2014





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