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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 3 Aug 2015

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1 5,536 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,274 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 3,469 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 2,971 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 2,791 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 2,765 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 2,456 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,315 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 2,254 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 2,113 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
4 Jun 2015 through 3 Aug 2015

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1 321 Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
2 123 Why Would Anyone Care About Original Intent?
Heidi M Hurd
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 31 May 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
3 118 Originalism's Obituary
Calvin J. TerBeek
University of Chicago, Ph.D. Candidate - Political Science
Date posted to database: 29 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 19 Jul 2015
4 109 Legal Moralism and Public Wrongs
R. A. Duff
University of Minnesota Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2015
5 108 The Lost 'Effects' of the Fourth Amendment: Giving Personal Property Due Protection
Maureen E. Brady
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 1 Jul 2015
6 102 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2015
7 101 The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations
Randall Lesaffer
Tilburg Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
8 81 Judicial Method and Three Gaps in the Supreme Court of Canada's Assisted Suicide Judgment in Carter
Dwight G. Newman
University of Saskatchewan College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2015
9 80 Constraining Constitutional Change
David Landau and Rosalind Dixon
Florida State University - College of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2015
10 80 Justice Thomas and the Originalist Turn in Administrative Law
Brian Lipshutz
Yale University, Law School, Students
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015





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