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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 5 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 22,261 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 19,853 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 18,991 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 15,149 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 9,436 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 9,181 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 9,145 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
9 8,918 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 8,699 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
6 May 2015 through 5 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 555 Berkshire's Disintermediation: Buffett's New Managerial Model 
Lawrence A. Cunningham
George Washington University
Date posted to database: 7 May 2015
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2015
2 480 Controlled Foreign Company Regimes and Double Taxation
John Prebble
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 14 May 2010
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
3 434 Norms of Computer Trespass
Orin S. Kerr
The George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 3 May 2015
Last Revised: 6 May 2015
4 358 Teaching the Digital Caveman: Rethinking the Use of Classroom Technology in Law School
James B. Levy
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Date posted to database: 9 May 2015
Last Revised: 29 Jun 2015
5 340 No Mistake About It: The Important Role of Antitrust in the Era of Big Data
Allen P. Grunes and Maurice E. Stucke
The Konkurrenz Group and University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 21 May 2015
6 324 Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Planning: Not by Rules Alone
Hans Gribnau
Tilburg University (the Netherlands), Fiscal Institute and the Center for Company Law
Date posted to database: 26 May 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
7 267 Interpretation of Double Taxation Conventions
John Prebble
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2010
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
8 217 Copyright for Literate Robots
James Grimmelmann
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 May 2015
Last Revised: 17 May 2015
9 216 Understanding Judgments Recognition
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 May 2015
Last Revised: 10 May 2015
10 212 Towards a Theory of Mitigation
Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 14 May 2015
Last Revised: 24 Jun 2015





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