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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 18 Apr 2015

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1 3,881 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 2,506 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 1,874 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
4 1,846 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
5 1,724 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
6 1,721 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: 11 Dec 2014
7 1,606 Finding Order in the Morass: The Three Real Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
8 1,487 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
9 1,366 The Pleading Problem
Adam Steinman
University of Alabama - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
10 1,357 The New Summary Judgment Motion: The Motion to Dismiss Under Iqbal and Twombly
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
17 Feb 2015 through 18 Apr 2015

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1 98 Lawyers on Trial: Juror Hostility to Defendants in Legal Malpractice Trials
Herbert M. Kritzer and Neil Vidmar
University of Minnesota Law School and Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2015
2 96 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets
Max N. Helveston
DePaul University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
3 90 Black Cat, White Cat. The Identity of the WTO Judges
Louise Johannesson and Petros C. Mavroidis
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2015
4 84 Text-Bound Originalism (And Why Originalism Does Not Strictly Govern Same Sex Marriage)
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
5 81 The Gravitational Force of Federal Law
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Date posted to database: 17 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
6 80 Preemption in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts: An Empirical Analysis
Michael Greve, Jonathan Klick, Michael A. Petrino and J.P. Sevilla
George Mason University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Kirkland & Ellis and George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2015
7 76 NFIB v. Sebelius and the Constitutional Debate over Federalism
Ilya Somin
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
8 72 Writing Reasoned Decisions and Opinions: A Guide For Novice, Experienced and Foreign Judges
S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
9 71 How Atypical Cases Make Bad Rules: A Commentary on the Rulemaking Process
Suja A. Thomas and Dawson Price
University of Illinois College of Law and Private Practice
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 15 Feb 2015
10 66 The Public Interest Class Action
David Marcus
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015





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