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

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 150,163 'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
Daniel J. Solove
George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2007
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
2 81,486 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
3 73,602 What is Marriage?
Sherif Girgis, Robert George and Ryan T. Anderson
Princeton University Department of Philosophy, Princeton University - Department of Politics and University of Notre Dame Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 23 Nov 2012
4 52,121 Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement
John R. Lott and William M. Landes
Crime Prevention Research Center and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 1999
Last Revised: 15 Jan 2014
5 34,483 Fuck
Christopher M. Fairman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2006
Last Revised: 10 Jan 2007
6 34,047 Conspiracy Theories
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2008
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2010
7 30,477 Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals
Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Mar 2009
Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
8 28,284 What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
9 25,517 Separation of Ownership and Control
Eugene F. Fama and Michael C. Jensen
University of Chicago - Finance and Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
10 24,080 The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
John J. Donohue and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 1999
Last Revised: 1 May 2001

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
4 Jun 2015 through 3 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 4,550 Ranking Law Schools, 2015: Student Aptitude, Employment Outcome, and Law Review Citations
Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
2 1,830 Third Amendment Penumbras: Some Preliminary Observations
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 9 Jun 2015
3 1,671 Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States
John R. Lott, John E Whitley and Rebekah C. Riley
Crime Prevention Research Center, Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center
Date posted to database: 20 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2015
4 1,105 The Rise of Contingent Fee Representation in Patent Litigation
David L. Schwartz
Northwestern Law School
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2012
Last Revised: 29 Nov 2012
5 970 Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third
Gregory C. Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Debby Hackerson and Mary Wells
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
Date posted to database: 17 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
6 963 Poisoning the Next Apple? The America Invents Act and Individual Inventors
David Abrams and R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2011
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2014
7 752 Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation
Einer Elhauge
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 27 Jul 2015
8 717 Unlocking the Gates of Alexandria: DRM, Competition and Access to E-Books
Ana Carolina Bittar
Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Date posted to database: 22 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 5 Jul 2015
9 647 Violence Policy Center's Concealed Carry Killers: Less Than It Appears
Clayton E. Cramer
College of Western Idaho
Date posted to database: 29 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 2 May 2015
10 594 President Lincoln and Ex Parte Merryman
Seth Barrett Tillman
National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2015





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