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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 19 Aug 2014

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1 2,426 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 1,795 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 1,375 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 1,314 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 1,283 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 1,075 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 1,033 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
9 984 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
10 979 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
20 Jun 2014 through 19 Aug 2014

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1 391 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
2 151 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
3 83 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
4 74 The Paths to Griswold
Ryan C. Williams
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2014
5 62 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
6 56 Conflict of Laws Structure and Vision: Updating a Venerable Discipline
Laura E. Little
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2014
7 56 The Democracy We Left Behind in Greece and McCutcheon
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Stetson University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
8 51 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
9 39 Inside the Supreme Court of Japan – From the Perspective of a Former Justice
Koji Miyakawa, Mark Levin and Megumi Honami Lachapelle
Miyakawa Mitsuharu Law Offices, University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law and University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2014
10 37 Judging Judges: Empathy as the Litmus Test for Impartiality
Rebecca K. Lee
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2014





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