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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 21 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 21,375 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 19,442 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 18,809 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 13,988 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 8,983 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 8,937 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 8,837 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 8,573 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 8,049 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
22 Aug 2014 through 21 Oct 2014

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1 553 Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution
Christina Mulligan, Michael Douma, Hans Lind and Brian Patrick Quinn
Brooklyn Law School, James Madison University, Yale University and Independent
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 27 Aug 2014
2 502 Appendix to: Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution
Christina Mulligan, Michael Douma, Hans Lind and Brian Patrick Quinn
Brooklyn Law School, James Madison University, Yale University and Independent
Date posted to database: 27 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Sep 2014
3 472 Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
4 429 Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values (Chapter 8)
Lawrence A. Cunningham
George Washington University
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
5 360 Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence
Carmen G. Gonzalez
Seattle University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2014
6 358 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion
Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
7 301 Why the State?
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
8 287 This is Your Brain on Law School: The Impact of Fear-Based Narratives on Law Students
Abigail A. Patthoff
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 31 Aug 2014
9 284 A Common Law Court in an Uncommon Environment: The DIFC Judiciary and Global Commercial Dispute Resolution
Jayanth K. Krishnan and Priya Purohit
Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
10 253 Law and the Role of a Judge
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014





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