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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 6 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 5,492 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
2 5,199 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 3,447 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 2,954 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 2,741 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 2,722 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 2,419 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
8 2,269 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 2,197 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 2,087 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
7 Mar 2015 through 6 May 2015

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1 588 Philosophy of Law
Brian Leiter and Michael Sevel
University of Chicago and University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 8 Mar 2015
2 245 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
3 211 Legal Realism and Legal Doctrine
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 10 Apr 2015
4 175 Scholarship Against Desire
Shari Motro
University of Richmond - School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
5 139 How Context Shapes the Authority of International Courts
Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer and Mikael Rask Madsen
Northwestern University - Department of Political Science, Duke University School of Law and University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
6 95 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: 20 Apr 2015
7 79 Law Reform in the Ancient World: Did the Emperor Augustus Succeed or Fail in His Morals Legislation?
Charles J. Reid
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
Date posted to database: 6 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 6 Mar 2015
8 79 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: 7 Apr 2015
9 75 Hinduism and Law
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 1 Mar 2015
10 74 Writing Reasoned Decisions and Opinions: A Guide For Novice, Experienced and Foreign Judges
S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015





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