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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 20 Oct 2014

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1 5,388 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 4,931 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 3,334 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 2,903 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 2,672 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 2,487 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 2,329 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,119 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 2,015 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 1,982 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
21 Aug 2014 through 20 Oct 2014

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1 553 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
2 287 Why the State?
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
3 252 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
4 161 Economics of Legal History
Daniel M. Klerman
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2014
5 159 Inexcusable Wrongs
John C. P. Goldberg
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 31 Aug 2014
6 140 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
7 114 Originalism and Constructive Interpretation
David O. Brink
University of California, San Diego
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 3 Oct 2014
8 107 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
9 82 Contract Law and Regulation
Giuseppe Bellantuono
University of Trento - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 26 Aug 2014
10 62 Indeterminacy, Value Pluralism, and Tragic Cases
David Wolitz
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Sep 2014





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