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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 24 Oct 2014

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1 2,444 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 1,809 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 1,707 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 1,412 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 1,003 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
6 1,014 Preventive Adjudication
Samuel L. Bray
UCLA School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011
7 1,324 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
8 1,290 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
9 1,080 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
10 1,041 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Aug 2014 through 24 Oct 2014

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1 488 There Is Nothing that Interpretation Just Is
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
2 360 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion
Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
3 286 A Common Law Court in an Uncommon Environment: The DIFC Judiciary and Global Commercial Dispute Resolution
Jayanth K. Krishnan and Priya Purohit
Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
4 255 Law and the Role of a Judge
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
5 156 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: 1 Oct 2014
6 121 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
7 91 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: 28 Sep 2014
8 117 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
9 109 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: 28 Sep 2014
10 108 Unequal Protection
Russell K. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley
Date posted to database: 6 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2014





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