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Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 24 May 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,734 Robo-Advisors: A Closer Look
Melanie L. Fein
Fein Law Offices
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2015
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
2 3,541 Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
3 3,085 A Guide to Starting Social Security Benefits
Richard L. Kaplan
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Aug 2008
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2014
4 2,914 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 10 May 2017
5 2,741 Law and the Rise of the Firm
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jan 2006
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2006
6 2,304 When Do Fiduciary Duties Arise?
James J. Edelman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2010
7 2,299 Jurisdictional Competition for Trust Funds: An Empirical Analysis of Perpetuities and Taxes
Robert H. Sitkoff and Max M. Schanzenbach
Harvard Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2005
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2006
8 2,116 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
9 2,101 Estate Planning for Persons with Less Than $5 Million
Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Georgiana J. Slade and Bridget J. Crawford
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, LLP and Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2006
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2006
10 1,990 Estate Planning in the Digital Age
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2012
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Mar 2017 through 24 May 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 103 Trusts: Weapons of Mass Injustice?
Andres Knobel
Tax Justice Network
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2017
2 89 Remedies for Breach of Trust
Daniel B. Kelly
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 15 Apr 2017
3 65 Fiduciary Duties in Social Enterprise
Andrew S. Gold and Paul B. Miller
DePaul University College of Law and McGill University Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2017
4 63 Asymmetries in the Generation and Transmission of Wealth
Felix B. Chang
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2017
5 61 Trusts As Vehicles for Investment
Rainer Kulms
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 14 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2017
6 41 Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception?
Tobias Barkley
La Trobe Law School
Date posted to database: 24 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2017
7 41 A Chinese Inheritance
Thomas E. Simmons
University of South Dakota School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 6 Apr 2017
8 38 The European Succession Regulation and the Arbitration of Trust Disputes
S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2017
9 34 A Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation
Mark Glover
University of Wyoming College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2017
10 30 Dealing with Digital Property in Civil Litigation
Jeremy de Beer and Tracey Doyle
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Date posted to database: 13 May 2017
Last Revised: 13 May 2017





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