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2 Jan 1997 through 23 Feb 2017

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1 10,571 Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies
danah boyd and Alice E. Marwick
Data & Society Research Institute and Fordham University, Communication and Media Studies
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2011
Last Revised: 3 Jan 2013
2 5,582 Savages, Victims, and Saviors: The Metaphor of Human Rights
Makau W. Mutua
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 19 Dec 2009
3 4,900 The Law, Culture, and Economics of Fashion
C. Scott Hemphill and Jeannie Suk Gersen
New York University School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2013
4 3,684 The Ninth Amendment: It Means What It Says
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 25 Aug 2005
Last Revised: 18 Dec 2006
5 3,460 Semantic Originalism
Lawrence B. Solum
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 25 Nov 2008
6 3,087 Tiger Cub Strikes Back: Memoirs of an Ex-Child Prodigy About Legal Education and Parenting
Peter H. Huang
University of Colorado Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Nov 2011
Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
7 2,806 The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality in the Human Condition
Martha Albertson Fineman
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 May 2008
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2012
8 2,566 Jurisprudence: A Beginner's Simple and Practical Guide to Complex Legal Theory
Allen R. Kamp
The John Marshall Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2009
9 2,298 The Origins of Legal Language
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2011
10 2,271 What is ‘Good Legal Writing’ and Why Does it Matter?
Mark K. Osbeck
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Sep 2011
Last Revised: 12 Jan 2012

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25 Dec 2016 through 23 Feb 2017

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1 117 Form and Substance in the Fusion of Law and Equity
Samuel L. Bray
UCLA School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2017
2 100 Constitutional Truthmakers
Christopher R. Green
University of Mississippi - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
3 57 Black Power in a Prison Library
Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2017
4 48 A Lawyer's Odyssey: Constitutive Conversation in Literature and Law
Sherman J. Clark
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 28 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2017
5 39 Culpability for Curses in Jewish Law and Mystical Lore
Levi Cooper
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2017
6 36 If Shylock Had a Lawyer
Joel S. Newman
Wake Forest University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 12 Jan 2017
7 36 A Transactional Theory of the Reader in Copyright Law
Zahr Said
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2017
8 31 Clues, Evidence, Detection: Law Stories
Peter Brooks
Center for Human Values
Date posted to database: 12 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 12 Jan 2017
9 29 Law and Narrative in the Book of Ruth: A Syntagmatic Reading
Bernard Jackson
University of Manchester
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 5 Jan 2017
10 25 Civil Trials: A Film Illusion?
Taunya Lovell Banks
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017





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