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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 13 Feb 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 25,665 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 20,142 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 19,140 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 10,208 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
5 9,305 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
6 16,328 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
7 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
8 9,642 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 9,551 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
10 9,331 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
15 Dec 2015 through 13 Feb 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 920 Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World
Gary Neustadter
Santa Clara University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 12 Feb 2016
2 703 The First Patent Litigation Explosion
Christopher Beauchamp
Brooklyn Law School
Date posted to database: 7 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2015
3 637 Who Has Benefited Financially from Investment Treaty Arbitration? An Evaluation of the Size and Wealth of Claimants
Gus Van Harten and Pavel Malysheuski
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Lockyer + Hein LLP, Barristers + Solicitors
Date posted to database: 13 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
4 265 The Insanity Defense: Nine Myths that Will Not Go Away
Michael L. Perlin
New York Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jan 2016
5 520 Finding Certainty in Cert: An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Involved in Supreme Court Certiorari Decisions from 2001-2015
Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner
University of Southern California, Political Science and University of Southern California, Law School, Students
Date posted to database: 18 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 11 Feb 2016
6 368 Copyright Licensing and the EU Digital Single Market Strategy
Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
London School of Economics - Law Department
Date posted to database: 17 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2015
7 356 Conservation Easements and the Valuation Conundrum
Nancy A. McLaughlin
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
8 333 Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative
Catherine L. Carpenter
Southwestern Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 30 Dec 2015
9 314 A Transdisciplinary Approach to Public Health Law: The Emerging Practice of Legal Epidemiology
Scott Burris, Marice Ashe, Donna Levin, Matthew S Penn and Michelle Larkin
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, ChangeLab Solutions, Network for Public Health Law, Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date posted to database: 9 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jan 2016
10 280 Restrictions on Innovation in EU Competition Law
Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
London School of Economics - Law Department
Date posted to database: 17 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2015





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