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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 24 Sep 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 5,818 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,784 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 4,564 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 3,817 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 3,164 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
6 2,865 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
7 2,775 Precedent
Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 May 2011
Last Revised: 16 May 2011
8 2,743 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 2,725 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 2,654 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Jul 2016 through 24 Sep 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 223 Theoretical Disagreements in Law: Another Look
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 31 Aug 2016
2 205 Cognitive Emotion and the Law
Harold Anthony Lloyd
Wake Forest University School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2016
3 127 Legal Sets
Jeremy N. Sheff
St. John's University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2016
4 117 Sources and the Enforcement of International Law: What Norms International Law-Enforcement Bodies Actually Invoke?
Yuval Shany
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology
Date posted to database: 10 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
5 92 The Role of Contract: Stewart Macaulay's Lessons from Practice
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2016
6 81 The 'Fusion' of Law and Equity?: A Canadian Perspective on the Substantive, Jurisdictional, or Non-Fusion of Legal and Equitable Matters
Leonard I. Rotman
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 8 Aug 2016
7 51 Early Engagements with the Constitutive Laws of Others: Possible Lessons from Pre-Modern Religious Law
Ran Hirschl
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2016
8 36 The Irrelevance of Motive and the Rule of Law
Shachar Eldar and Elkana Laist
Ono Academic College Faculty of Law and Government of the State of Israel
Date posted to database: 5 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 5 Sep 2016
9 47 Helping Law Students Get the Help They Need: An Analysis of Data Regarding Law Students’ Reluctance to Seek Help and Policy Recommendations for a Variety of Stakeholders
Jerome M. Organ, David Jaffe and Katherine Bender
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), American University - Washington College of Law and David Nee Foundation
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2016
10 61 I Share, Therefore It's Mine
Donald J. Kochan
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 20 Sep 2016





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