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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 25 Jul 2014

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1 5,339 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 4,814 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 3,294 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 2,866 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 2,641 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 2,370 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 2,288 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,077 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
9 1,947 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 1,913 What is Originalism? The Evolution of Contemporary Originalist Theory
Lawrence B. Solum
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 2 May 2011
Last Revised: 2 May 2011

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 May 2014 through 25 Jul 2014

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1 547 A Hedgehog's Unity of Value
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 28 May 2014
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2014
2 323 Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
3 208 Insights About the Nature of Law from History
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 May 2014
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
4 178 What is the Rule of Law and Why is It so Important?
Mortimer Newlin Stead Sellers
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 4 Jun 2014
5 146 The 'Constitution in Exile' as a Problem for Legal Theory
Stephen E. Sachs
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 6 Jun 2014
6 116 Hermeneutics and Law
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2014
7 111 The Positive Foundations of Formalism: False Necessity and American Legal Realism
Lawrence B. Solum
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
8 101 Law, Reason, and Emotion
Mortimer Newlin Stead Sellers
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2014
9 96 Interpretation and Understanding in Law. The Complexity of Easy Cases
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Date posted to database: 21 May 2014
Last Revised: 24 May 2014
10 93 Accommodation, Establishment, and Freedom of Religion
Richard W. Garnett
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2014





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