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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 26 Jun 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 5,782 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,687 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 4,367 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 3,634 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 3,104 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 2,844 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 2,696 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 2,640 Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 5 May 2012
9 2,633 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
10 2,602 Precedent
Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 May 2011
Last Revised: 16 May 2011

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
27 Apr 2016 through 26 Jun 2016

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1 522 Why Tolerate Religion, Again? A Reply to Michael McConnell
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 11 May 2016
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2016
2 100 Law as a Liberal Art
Francis Joseph Mootz
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 May 2016
Last Revised: 31 May 2016
3 58 Transformative Constitutionalism: Not Only in the Global South
Michaela Hailbronner
Institute for Comparative and Intl. Law in Africa
Date posted to database: 10 May 2016
Last Revised: 10 May 2016
4 57 National Legislatures: The Foundations of Comparative International Law
Kevin L. Cope and Hooman Movassagh
Department of Political Science, University of Michigan and University at Albany- SUNY
Date posted to database: 6 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
5 43 Enhancing Moral Relationships Through Strict Liability
Seana Shiffrin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 11 Jun 2016
6 42 Law as a Second-Order Essentially Contested Concept
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Date posted to database: 24 May 2016
Last Revised: 30 May 2016
7 41 'Enough and as Good' in the Intellectual Commons: A Lockean Theory of Copyright and the Merger Doctrine
Alexander D. Northover
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2016
8 34 Regaining Perspective: Constitutional Criminal Adjudication in the U.S. Supreme Court
Andrew Manuel Crespo
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 24 Jun 2016
9 33 Identifying ‘Indigenous’ Peoples in International Law
Ben Saul
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 12 May 2016
Last Revised: 14 May 2016
10 30 Systems Science and the Supreme Court
Alan Calnan
Southwestern Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016





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