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Federal Courts & Jurisdiction eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 23 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 4,735 The Subjects of the Constitution
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 18 May 2010
Last Revised: 25 May 2011
2 3,086 Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2009
3 2,797 Principles-Based Versus Rules-Based Accounting Standards: The Influence of Standard Precision and Audit Committee Strength on Financial Reporting Decisions
Christopher P. Agoglia, Timothy Doupnik and George T. Tsakumis
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Date posted to database: 21 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
4 2,528 Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases
Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 14 Sep 2012
5 1,951 On the Limits of Supremacy: Medical Marijuana and the States' Overlooked Power to Legalize Federal Crime
Robert A. Mikos
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2009
Last Revised: 9 Jun 2011
6 1,791 Whose Eyes are You Going to Believe? Scott v. Harris and the Perils of Cognitive Illiberalism
Dan M. Kahan, David A. Hoffman and Donald Braman
Yale University - Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
7 1,614 An Empirical Study of Class Action Settlements and Their Fee Awards
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School
Date posted to database: 31 Jul 2009
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
8 1,593 How the JPML Can Benefit from the Federal Circuit and Vice-Versa
Christopher Paul Nofal
Covington & Burling LLP
Date posted to database: 30 Dec 2012
Last Revised: 31 Dec 2012
9 1,307 The Pleading Problem
Adam Steinman
University of Alabama - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
10 1,296 The Processes of Constitutional Change: From Partisan Entrenchment to the National Surveillance State
Jack M. Balkin and Sanford Levinson
Yale University - Law School and University of Texas Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Sep 2006
Last Revised: 20 Dec 2007

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
24 Jun 2014 through 23 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 400 Unanimity and Disagreement on the Supreme Court
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 24 Jul 2014
2 203 The Legitimacy of (Some) Federal Common Law
Caleb Nelson
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
3 146 Ending Class Actions as We Know Them: Rethinking the American Class Action
Linda S. Mullenix
University of Texas School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
4 134 The Positive Foundations of Formalism: False Necessity and American Legal Realism
Lawrence B. Solum
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
5 134 Minority Rules: Precedent and Participation Before the WTO Appellate Body
Joost Pauwelyn
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2014
6 119 Governing Law on Forum-Selection Agreements
Kevin M. Clermont
Cornell Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2014
7 91 Fraud and Abuse in Mesothelioma Litigation
Lester Brickman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2014
8 74 The Paths to Griswold
Ryan C. Williams
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2014
9 72 Taming the Mongrel: Aligning Appellate Review of Claim Construction with its Evidentiary Character in Teva v. Sandoz
Peter S. Menell, Jonas Anderson and Arti K. Rai
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, American University - Washington College of Law and Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2014
10 67 If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em? How Sitting by Designation Affects Judicial Behavior
Mark A. Lemley and Shawn P. Miller
Stanford Law School and Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 1 Aug 2014





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