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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 2015

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1 24,831 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 19,964 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 19,016 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 15,395 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: 26 Dec 2007
6 9,520 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
7 9,211 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
8 9,194 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 9,178 The Promise and Perils of Credit Derivatives
David A. Skeel and Frank Partnoy
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2006
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
10 8,807 The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change
Dan M. Kahan, Maggie Wittlin, Ellen Peters, Paul Slovic, Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Donald Braman and Gregory N. Mandel
Yale University - Law School, Columbia University - Law School, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Decision Research, Stanford University, George Washington University - Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2011
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
1 Jul 2015 through 30 Aug 2015

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1 4,670 Ranking Law Schools, 2015: Student Aptitude, Employment Outcome, and Law Review Citations
Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
2 1,892 Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third
Gregory C. Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Nick Farris, Megan McNevin and Maria Pitner
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - School of Law, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) - School of Law and University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis), School of Law, Students
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
3 437 My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers
John Lande
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 5 Aug 2015
4 398 Is This the Law Library or an Episode of the Jetsons?
Ronald E. Wheeler
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2015
5 350 The Modern Business Judgment Rule
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
6 343 Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
7 328 Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma: A Complicated Child Welfare Issue
Keith A. Findley, Diana Rugh Johnson, Katherine H. Judson, Melissa L. Staas, Diane L. Redleaf and Charles Joel Hyman
University of Wisconsin Law School, Independent, University of Wisconsin - Madison - UW Madison Law School, Independent, Independent and Independent
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2015
8 298 Can Americans Resist Surveillance?
Ryan Calo
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
9 286 Gideon's Servants and the Criminalization of Poverty
Alexandra Natapoff
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jun 2015
10 269 The Anti-Commons Revisited
Jonathan Barnett
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 21 Jul 2015





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