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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 25 Aug 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,424 Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
2 3,020 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: 6 Aug 2014
3 2,797 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
4 2,609 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
5 2,457 Robo-Advisors: A Closer Look
Melanie L. Fein
Fein Law Offices
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2015
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
6 2,263 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 - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2005
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2006
7 2,065 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
8 2,035 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
9 1,894 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
10 1,877 When Do Fiduciary Duties Arise?
James J. Edelman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2010

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Jun 2016 through 25 Aug 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 240 Sexual Advance Directives
Alexander A. Boni-Saenz
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 26 Jul 2016
2 203 Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
3 164 What Hath the Courts Wrought to the Texas Estate Planner?
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2016
4 158 Dimensions of Fiduciary Loyalty
Paul B. Miller
McGill University Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2016
5 123 The Socio-Economics of the Federal Estate Tax: Why Do so Many People Hate (or Love) this Centenarian?
I. Richard Gershon
University of Mississippi - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2016
6 115 Corporate Compliance without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
Brian D. Galle
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
7 115 Financial Advisers Can't Overlook the Prudent Investor Rule
Max M. Schanzenbach and Robert H. Sitkoff
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2016
8 75 The Art of Promise and Power of Contract
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
9 66 Property Ownership and Transferring are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan
Paul Goeringer
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 21 Jul 2016
10 58 Incorporation of Outcome-Based Learning Approaches into the Design of (Incentive) Trusts
Victoria J. Haneman
Concordia University School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2016





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