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Law School Research Papers - Legal Studies

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 30 Aug 2016

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1 28,030 How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students
Orin S. Kerr
The George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
2 20,625 Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2013
Last Revised: 11 Apr 2013
3 19,244 Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis
Brent T. White
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 9 May 2015
4 17,341 Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization
Paul Ohm
University of Colorado Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 22 Feb 2015
5 11,152 The Perfect Crime
Brian C. Kalt
Michigan State University College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 13 Apr 2016
6 10,982 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
7 10,941 Internet Surveillance Law after the USA Patriot Act: The Big Brother that Isn't
Orin S. Kerr
The George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2002
Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
8 9,856 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
9 9,504 Risk Management and Corporate Governance: The Case of Enron
Robert Rosen
University of Miami - School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2004
Last Revised: 7 Jan 2004
10 9,444 Cybercrime's Scope: Interpreting 'Access' and 'Authorization' in Computer Misuse Statutes
Orin S. Kerr
The George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2004
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2015

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
1 Jul 2016 through 30 Aug 2016

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1 4,964 Of Coups and the Constitution
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2016
2 704 Brexit: A Drama in Six Acts
Paul P. Craig
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2016
3 603 Chevron in the Circuit Courts
Kent H. Barnett and Christopher J. Walker
University of Georgia Law School and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2016
4 564 Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Market for Plaintiff-Side Representation: Evidence from Illinois
David A. Hyman, Mohammad Hossein Rahmati, Bernard S. Black and Charles Silver
University of Illinois College of Law, Sharif University of Technology, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 13 Jul 2016
5 452 Legal Aspects of Withdrawal from the EU: A Briefing Note
Pavlos Eleftheriadis, John Armour, Luca Enriques, Rebecca (Money-Kyrle) Mooney, Rebecca A. Williams and Alison L. Young
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Centre for Socio Legal Studies, University of Oxford, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2016
6 414 The Finance Franchise
Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova
Cornell University - Law School and Cornell Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2016
7 287 Executive Pay: What Worked?
Steven A. Bank, Brian R. Cheffins and Harwell Wells
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
8 286 Equality and Nondiscrimination Through the Eyes of an International Religious Organization: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Response to Women's Rights and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights
Robert C. Blitt
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
9 283 A Real Thing: Saloman v. A. Saloman & Co Ltd
Robin Cooke
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law (Deceased 1926-2006)
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2013
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
10 269 Mapping Out the International and European Governance of Renewable Energy
Rafael Leal-Arcas and Stephen Minas
Queen Mary University of London - School of Law and Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, Kings College London
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2016





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