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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 2 Sep 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 21,031 How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students
Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
2 19,403 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 18,720 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: 29 Oct 2010
4 13,753 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: 13 Jul 2012
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 8,954 Cybercrime's Scope: Interpreting 'Access' and 'Authorization' in Computer Misuse Statutes
Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2004
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2005
7 8,881 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
8 8,822 Internet Surveillance Law After the USA Patriot Act: The Big Brother That Isn't
Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2002
Last Revised: 2 Jun 2014
9 8,497 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
10 7,927 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
4 Jul 2014 through 2 Sep 2014

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1 2,754 'Competitiveness' Has Nothing to Do With It
Edward D. Kleinbard
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 27 Aug 2014
2 2,379 Ranking Law Schools with LSATs, Employment Outcomes, and Law Review Citations
Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 10 Jul 2014
3 539 The Constitution of Authority
Michael Sevel
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2014
4 480 LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance (Chapter 1, Background and Current Status of FATCA)
William Byrnes, Denis Kleinfeld and Alberto Gil Soriano
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Independent and Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2014
5 296 How Easily Could an Independent Scotland Join the EU?
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott
University of Oxford
Date posted to database: 5 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
6 290 How to Do Things with Hohfeld
Pierre Schlag
University of Colorado Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
7 274 Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: An Annotated Bibliography
Mary Kapron and Nicole LaViolette
University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Sep 2014
8 265 Commercial Arbitration and Settlement: Empirical Insights into the Roles Arbitrators Play
Thomas Stipanowich and Zachary P Ulrich
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 3 Jul 2014
9 173 Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory
Victoria Nourse and Gregory Shaffer
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California, Irvine - School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
10 171 A Primer on Professionalism for Doctrinal Professors
Paula Schaefer
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014





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