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LSN: Judges (Courts) (Topic)

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 25 Jul 2014

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1 2,419 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
2 1,794 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
3 1,703 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
4 1,371 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
5 1,306 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
6 1,282 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
7 1,073 What Judges Think of the Quality of Legal Representation
Richard A. Posner and Albert Yoon
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2010
Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
8 1,031 Practice Makes Perfect? An Empirical Study of Claim Construction Reversal Rates in Patent Cases
David L. Schwartz
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
9 977 Rat Race: Insider Advice on Landing Judicial Clerkships
Ruggero J. Aldisert, Ryan J. Kirkpatrick and James R. Stevens
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date posted to database: 25 Apr 2009
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2009
10 973 Preventive Adjudication
Samuel L. Bray
UCLA School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 May 2014 through 25 Jul 2014

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1 196 The Former Clerks Who Nearly Killed Judicial Restraint
Brad Snyder
University of Wisconsin Law School
Date posted to database: 6 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 6 Jun 2014
2 168 Hobby Lobby and the Pathology of Citizens United
Ellen D. Katz
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 18 May 2014
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
3 143 Failed Democracy: The Slovenian Patria Case – (Non)Law in Context
Matej Avbelj
Graduate School of Government and European Studies
Date posted to database: 6 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2014
4 82 The Jurisprudence of the Hughes Court: The Recent Literature
Barry Cushman
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2014
5 75 Disqualifying Judges When Their Impartiality Might Reasonably Be Questioned: Moving Beyond a Failed Standard
Ray McKoski
The John Marshall Law School
Date posted to database: 30 May 2014
Last Revised: 30 May 2014
6 59 The Paths to Griswold
Ryan C. Williams
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2014
7 57 Lethal Injection Secrecy and Eighth Amendment Due Process
Eric Berger
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2014
8 53 Rejecting the Legal Process Theory Joker: Bill Nelson's Scholarship on Judge Edward Weinfeld and Justice Byron White
Brad Snyder
University of Wisconsin Law School
Date posted to database: 29 May 2014
Last Revised: 29 May 2014
9 48 Justice Lewis F. Powell's Baffling Vote in Roe v. Wade
Samuel Wolfe Calhoun
Washington and Lee University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
10 48 The Wages of Crying Judicial Restraint
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014





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