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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 30 Sep 2014

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1 3,603 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 2,438 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 1,803 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 1,784 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 Cambridge - St John's College
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
5 1,706 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 1,633 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 1,396 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 1,320 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 1,312 The Pleading Problem
Adam Steinman
University of Alabama - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
10 1,297 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
1 Aug 2014 through 30 Sep 2014

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1 473 There Is Nothing that Interpretation Just Is
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
2 435 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
3 332 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion
Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
4 275 A Common Law Court in an Uncommon Environment: The DIFC Judiciary and Global Commercial Dispute Resolution
Jayanth K. Krishnan and Priya Purohit
Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
5 211 Law and the Role of a Judge
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
6 160 Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction
Richard D. Freer
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 29 Sep 2014
7 128 Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Arguments
John E. Campbell, Bernard Chao, Christopher T. Robertson and David V. Yokum
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 5 Sep 2014
8 104 Constitutional Law and Rhetoric
Colin P. Starger
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
9 85 Judicial Overstating
Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich
USC Gould School of Law, USC Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
10 83 Color by Numbers: The New Misreading of the Voting Rights Act
Justin Levitt
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Date posted to database: 27 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014





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