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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 26 Nov 2014

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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 1,294 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 1,083 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 1,045 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 1,044 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
10 1,028 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
27 Sep 2014 through 26 Nov 2014

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1 196 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
2 196 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
3 179 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
4 154 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: 24 Nov 2014
5 141 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
6 138 Progressive Legal Thought
Herbert J. Hovenkamp
University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 4 Nov 2014
7 116 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
8 109 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
9 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
10 87 Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Courts
Douglas H. Ginsburg
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Date posted to database: 3 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 6 Nov 2014





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