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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 31 Aug 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 5,802 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,762 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 4,520 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 3,775 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 3,147 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 2,858 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 2,727 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
8 2,710 Precedent
Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 May 2011
Last Revised: 16 May 2011
9 2,671 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 2,643 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
2 Jul 2016 through 31 Aug 2016

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1 188 Cognitive Emotion and the Law
Harold Anthony Lloyd
Wake Forest University School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 23 Aug 2016
2 159 Dimensions of Fiduciary Loyalty
Paul B. Miller
McGill University Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2016
3 105 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
4 76 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
5 71 On the Justification of Fundamental Constitutional Rights
Kenneth Einar Himma
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 1 Jul 2016
6 69 Re-Imagining Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Natural Resource Development Decision-Making: Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada Through Indigenous Legal Traditions
Grace Nosek
Independent
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2016
7 66 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
8 62 Beyond Jurisprudence
Alan Calnan
Southwestern Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2016
9 54 The Place of Persecution and Non-State Action in Refugee Protection
Matthew J. Lister
University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2016
10 45 Criminalizing Pregnancy
Cortney Lollar
University of Kentucky
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 11 Jul 2016





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