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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 2 Oct 2014

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1 5,380 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 4,904 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 3,324 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 2,894 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 2,666 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 2,455 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 2,319 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,102 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 1,971 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
10 1,948 Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 5 May 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
3 Aug 2014 through 2 Oct 2014

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1 542 Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution
Christina Mulligan, Michael Douma, Hans Lind and Brian Patrick Quinn
Brooklyn Law School, James Madison University, Yale University and Independent
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 27 Aug 2014
2 219 Law and the Role of a Judge
Leslie Green
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
3 149 Economics of Legal History
Daniel M. Klerman
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2014
4 104 Constitutional Law and Rhetoric
Colin P. Starger
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
5 102 Originalism and Constructive Interpretation
David O. Brink
University of California, San Diego
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 10 Sep 2014
6 92 Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2014
7 83 Stating Boundaries: The Law, Disciplined
Helge Dedek
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
8 83 Reconstructing Early Modern Notions of Legal Pluralism
Richard J. Ross and Philip J. Stern
University of Illinois College of Law and Duke History Department
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
9 109 Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts
John Oberdiek
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law - Camden
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
10 146 Inexcusable Wrongs
John C. P. Goldberg
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 31 Aug 2014





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