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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 29 May 2015

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1 5,505 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,226 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 3,456 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 2,961 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 2,746 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 2,743 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 2,430 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,282 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 2,210 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 2,098 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
30 Mar 2015 through 29 May 2015

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1 289 The Forces of Law: Duty, Coercion and Power
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2015
2 226 Legal Realism and Legal Doctrine
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 10 Apr 2015
3 132 Is General Jurisprudence Interesting?
David Enoch
Hebrew University - The Philosophy Department and the Law School
Date posted to database: 3 May 2015
Last Revised: 3 May 2015
4 128 Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World
Michael Sevel
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 8 May 2015
5 110 The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation
Jack M. Balkin
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 20 May 2015
Last Revised: 28 May 2015
6 94 Collective Liberty
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 5 May 2015
7 90 The Religious Geography of Town of Greece v. Galloway
Paul Horwitz
University of Alabama School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 19 May 2015
8 82 Freedom of the Church and Our Endangered Civil Rights: Exiting the Social Contract
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
9 77 Foreword: Theorizing Contemporary Legal Thought
Justin Desautels-Stein and Duncan Kennedy
University of Colorado Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 13 Apr 2015
10 73 Brief of Douglas Laycock, Thomas Berg, David Blankenhorn, Marie Failinger, and Edward Gaffney as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners in Same-Sex Marriage Cases (Obergefell v. Hodges etc.)
Douglas Laycock and Thomas C. Berg
University of Virginia School of Law and University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2015





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