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Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 17 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,797 A Guide to Starting Social Security Benefits
Richard L. Kaplan
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Aug 2008
Last Revised: 26 Aug 2008
2 2,566 Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and The Blum Firm, PC
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
3 2,284 Law and the Rise of the Firm
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jan 2006
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2006
4 2,104 Jurisdictional Competition for Trust Funds: An Empirical Analysis of Perpetuities and Taxes
Robert H. Sitkoff and Max M. Schanzenbach
Harvard Law School and Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2005
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2006
5 1,865 Estate Planning for Persons with Less Than $5 Million
Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Georgiana J. Slade and Bridget J. Crawford
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, LLP and Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2006
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2006
6 1,805 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
7 1,486 Grantor Trusts and Income Tax Reporting Requirements: A Primer
Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Bridget J. Crawford
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2006
8 1,432 Estate Planning in the Digital Age
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2012
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013
9 1,354 The Federal Estate Tax: History, Law, and Economics
David Joulfaian
US Department of the Treasury - Office of Tax Analysis
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2010
Last Revised: 22 Jun 2013
10 1,381 The Fundamentals of Wealth Transfer Tax Planning: 2011 and Beyond
John A. Miller and Jeffrey A. Maine
University of Idaho College of Law and University of Maine School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
16 Feb 2014 through 17 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 425 The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2014
2 290 2012 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
John R. Ivimey and Jeffrey A. Cooper
Reid and Riege, P.C. and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
3 136 Who Said Learning Trusts & Estates Can't Be Fun?
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 29 Mar 2014
4 80 Perpetual Conservation Easements in the 21st Century: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go from Here?
Nancy A. McLaughlin
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
5 73 Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces
Paul L. Caron and James R. Repetti
Pepperdine University - School of Law and Boston College - Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
6 58 Not So Common (Law) Marriage: Notes from a Blue State
Thomas R Andrews
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2014
7 51 Property, Exclusivity, and Jurisdiction
James Y. Stern
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
8 40 Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2014
9 33 'I'm Not Quite Dead Yet!': Rethinking the Anti-Lapse Redistribution of a Dead Beneficiary's Gift
Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod
Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
10 31 Assisted Reproductive Technology
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014





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