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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 28 Aug 2015

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1 2,546 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 1,968 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
3 1,870 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 1,728 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
5 1,540 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
6 1,431 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 1,366 Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary
Daniel Martin Katz and Derek K. Stafford
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law and University of Michigan - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2010
8 1,230 Why We Need More Judicial Activism
Suzanna Sherry
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2013
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2013
9 1,131 Preventive Adjudication
Samuel L. Bray
UCLA School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011
10 1,127 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
29 Jun 2015 through 28 Aug 2015

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1 290 Who Wins in the Supreme Court? An Examination of Attorney and Law Firm Influence
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Date posted to database: 18 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
2 209 Federalism Form and Function in the Detroit Bankruptcy
Melissa B. Jacoby
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 7 Aug 2015
3 155 The Process of Marriage Equality
Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman
South Texas College of Law and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2015
4 116 Why Judicial Review?
Malcolm Langford
University of Oslo
Date posted to database: 4 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 4 Jul 2015
5 106 Election Law’s Path in the Roberts Court’s First Decade: A Sharp Right Turn But with Speed Bumps and Surprising Twists
Richard L. Hasen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 11 Aug 2015
6 98 Most Tweetable Justice: An Empirical Study
Jack Metzler
Independent
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2015
7 84 Two Excursions into Current U.S. Supreme Court Opinion-Writing
Paul F. Rothstein
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2015
8 80 The Future of Federal Law Clerk Hiring
Aaron Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
9 76 The Clash of Old and New Fourth Circuit Ideologies: Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. and the Moderation of the Fourth Circuit
Brian S. Clarke
Charlotte School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 7 Jul 2015
10 70 When Judges Have Reasons Not to Give Reasons: A Comparative Law Approach
Mathilde Cohen
University of Connecticut - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015





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