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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 19 Dec 2014

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1 5,416 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,011 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 3,394 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 2,927 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 2,687 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 2,573 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 2,365 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,162 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 2,064 Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 5 May 2012
10 2,039 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
20 Oct 2014 through 19 Dec 2014

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1 364 The End of Jurisprudence
Scott Hershovitz
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
2 199 Radicalism's Legacy: American Legal History Since 1998
Jessica Lowe
University of Virginia - School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
3 192 Judge Posner's Simple Law
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
4 172 Laws of Cognition and the Cognition of Law
Dan M. Kahan
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 6 Dec 2014
5 165 Progressive Legal Thought
Herbert J. Hovenkamp
University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
6 135 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
7 119 Value and The Weight of Practical Reasons
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2014
8 102 Doctrinal Categories, Legal Realism, and the Rule of Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 10 Nov 2014
9 80 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
10 78 Duty-bearers for Positive Rights
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 8 Nov 2014





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