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PRN: Law, Legal Reasoning, & Legal Systems (Topic)

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 26 Jan 2015

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1 5,432 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,043 Natural Law Theory: The Modern Tradition
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Dec 1999
Last Revised: 27 Aug 2007
3 3,411 Islam in Egypt's New Constitution
Clark B. Lombardi and Nathan J. Brown
University of Washington School of Law and George Washington University - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 2 May 2013
Last Revised: 28 May 2013
4 2,935 The Political Economy of Oil and the Crisis of the Arab State System
Daniel Atzori
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2013
Last Revised: 11 Jul 2013
5 2,700 In Praise of Realism (and Against 'Nonsense' Jurisprudence)
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 7 Apr 2010
6 2,592 About Morality and the Nature of Law
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Aug 2007
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2013
7 2,376 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,094 Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 5 May 2012
9 2,044 Positivism and the Inseparability of Law and Morals
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 23 May 2008
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2008
10 2,186 What is the Rule of Recognition (and Does it Exist)?
Scott J. Shapiro
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Nov 2008
Last Revised: 3 Feb 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
27 Nov 2014 through 26 Jan 2015

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1 355 Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 11 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 11 Jan 2015
2 248 Normativity: The Place of Reasoning
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jan 2015
3 220 Mutual Trust: In Search of the Future of European Private International Law
Matthias Weller
EBS Universit├Ąt f├╝r Wirtschaft und Recht
Date posted to database: 15 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 15 Dec 2014
4 178 Do Audits Matter?: A Parallax Theory of the Relation between Tax Enforcement and Underreporting
J. T. Manhire
Treasury Executive Institute - U.S. Department of the Treasury
Date posted to database: 19 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
5 156 Law's Evolution and Human Understanding
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2014
6 105 Self-Determination, Territorial Integrity and Fait Accompli in the Case of Crimea
Theodore Christakis
University Grenoble-Alpes, CESICE, France
Date posted to database: 28 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
7 90 Hayek's Jurisprudence: And Ratnapala's Hayek
Todd J. Zywicki
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
8 80 Do Animals Need Citizenship?
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
9 77 The Inquest and the Virtues of Soft Adjudication
Paul MacMahon
London School of Economics - Law Department
Date posted to database: 26 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 3 Dec 2014
10 75 Genealogies of Lex Mercatoria
Nikitas Hatzimihail
University of Cyprus, Department of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 8 Dec 2014





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