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Law & Society: Courts eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 24 Nov 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,663 Sustainable Professionalism
Trevor C. W. Farrow
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 28 Jun 2008
2 2,452 Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Decide Cases
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2007
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2007
3 1,812 Understanding Legal Realism
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
4 1,807 Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US
John Armour, Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Richard Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of York - York Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
5 1,709 The Federal Circuit and Inequitable Conduct: An Empirical Assessment
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 31 May 2012
6 1,662 Lawyering at the Intersection of Public Law and Legal Ethics: Government Lawyers as Custodians of the Rule of Law
Adam M. Dodek
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Date posted to database: 26 Nov 2010
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2013
7 1,428 Legal Reasoning
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2012
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
8 1,331 Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary
Daniel Martin Katz and Derek K. Stafford
Michigan State University - College of Law and University of Michigan - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2010
9 1,324 The Pleading Problem
Adam Steinman
University of Alabama - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
10 1,301 Advocacy Matters Before and Within the Supreme Court: Transforming the Court by Transforming the Bar
Richard James Lazarus
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 19 Oct 2007
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2008

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Sep 2014 through 24 Nov 2014

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1 195 Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 17 Nov 2014
2 188 Challenging the Randomness of Panel Assignment in the Federal Courts of Appeals
Adam S. Chilton and Marin K. Levy
University of Chicago - Law School and Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014
3 175 India's Judicial Architecture
Nick Robinson
Harvard Law School, Program on the Legal Profession
Date posted to database: 5 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014
4 153 Stop and Frisk, Judicial Independence, and the Ironies of Improper Appearances
Anil Kalhan
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 12 Nov 2014
5 142 Trial Bargaining
Gregory M. Gilchrist
University of Toledo College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 4 Oct 2014
6 141 Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 9 Oct 2014
7 136 Progressive Legal Thought
Herbert J. Hovenkamp
University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 4 Nov 2014
8 116 The Changing Face of the Supreme Court
A. E. Dick Howard
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
9 100 New Legal Realism and the Explanation of Judicial Behavior: Doctrine, Data, and High Theory
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
Date posted to database: 7 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014
10 96 Constitutional Reasoning in the Supreme Court of Canada
Hugo Cyr and Monica Elena Popescu
University of Quebec at Montreal and University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Oct 2014





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