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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 27 Mar 2015

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1 21,897 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 19,656 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 18,925 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 14,688 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 9,084 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: 1 Mar 2015
7 9,078 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 9,034 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
9 8,768 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 8,471 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
26 Jan 2015 through 27 Mar 2015

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1 1,010 Does Experiential Learning Improve JD Employment Outcomes?
Jason W. Yackee
University of Wisconsin Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2015
2 978 Does Patent Licensing Mean Innovation?
Robin Feldman and Mark A. Lemley
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 16 Mar 2015
3 786 Essay: The Most Sarcastic Justice
Richard L. Hasen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
4 470 Philosophy of Law
Brian Leiter and Michael Sevel
University of Chicago and University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 8 Mar 2015
5 365 Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen
Edward D. Kleinbard
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
6 312 Recommendation on Measures to Safeguard Freedom of Expression and Undistorted Competition in EU Trade Mark Law
Martin Senftleben, Lionel A. F. Bently, Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Christophe Geiger, Jonathan Griffiths, Annette Kur, Ansgar Ohly, Alexander Peukert, Marco Ricolfi, Jens Schovsbo, Katja Weckstrom (Lindroos) and Lukasz Zelechowski
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) - University of Strasbourg, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Bayreuth, Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law, University of Turin - Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Eastern Finland and University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Intellectual Property Law
Date posted to database: 17 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
7 311 A Game Changer: Assessing the Impact of the Princeton/UCLA Laptop Study on the Debate of Whether to Ban Law Student Use of Laptops During Class
Steven M. Eisenstat
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2015
8 311 Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis
Menno T. Kamminga
Maastricht University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 16 Feb 2015
9 307 'Too Many Notes'? An Empirical Study of Advocacy in Federal Appeals
Gregory C. Sisk and Michael Heise
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and Cornell Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
10 299 The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015





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