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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 Apr 2014

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1 2,371 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 1,780 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 1,699 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 1,312 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 1,279 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 1,267 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 1,068 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 1,015 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
9 927 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
10 925 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
18 Feb 2014 through 19 Apr 2014

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1 377 The Three Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2014
2 350 Chief Justice Roberts in His Own Voice: The Chief Justice's Self-Assignment of Majority Opinions
Linda Greenhouse
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
3 162 Judge Posner, Judge Wilkinson, and Judicial Critique of Constitutional Theory
Marc O. DeGirolami and Kevin C. Walsh
St. John's University School of Law and University of Richmond - School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
4 117 Deference Mistakes
Jonathan S. Masur and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette
University of Chicago - Law School and Yale Law School - Information Society Project
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
5 98 Corporate Social Responsibility & Concession Theory
Stefan J. Padfield
University of Akron School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2014
6 66 Methodological Pluralism and Constitutional Interpretation
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
7 59 Constitutional Change and the Supreme Court: The Article V Problem
Eric Segall
Georgia State University College of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
8 56 How do the Courts Create Popular Legitimacy?: The Role of Establishing the Truth, Punishing Justly, and/or Acting through Just Procedures
Tom Tyler and Justin Sevier
Yale University - Law School and Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 3 Mar 2014
9 53 Bounded Institutions
Yair Listokin
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
10 52 Extrajudicial Reticence: Nine Justices Take a Brief Break from Constitutional Commentary
Ross E. Davies
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014





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