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LSN: Judges (Courts) (Topic)

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 29 May 2017

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1 3,924 Finding Order in the Morass: The Three Real Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
2 3,661 The Counter-Clerks of Justice Scalia
Ian J. Samuel
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2016
3 2,739 Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Decide Cases
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2007
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2007
4 1,964 Understanding Legal Realism
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
5 1,891 Does Unconscious Racial Bias Affect Trial Judges?
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Apr 2009
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2009
6 1,829 Justice, Interrupted: The Effect of Gender, Ideology and Seniority at Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Tonja Jacobi and Dylan Schweers
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 30 Apr 2017
7 1,823 Legal Reasoning
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2012
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
8 1,810 The New Summary Judgment Motion: The Motion to Dismiss Under Iqbal and Twombly
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010
9 1,777 The Federal Circuit and Inequitable Conduct: An Empirical Assessment
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
10 1,647 Why We Need More Judicial Activism
Suzanna Sherry
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2013
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Mar 2017 through 29 May 2017

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1 164 Fundamentals
Robin Cooke (1926-2006)
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2013
Last Revised: 5 Apr 2017
2 112 Presiding Over Municipal Bankruptcies: Then, Now, and Puerto Rico
Melissa B. Jacoby
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 22 May 2017
3 95 Judicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law

Date posted to database: 20 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 17 May 2017
4 93 Politics and the Supreme Court: The Need for Ideological Balance
David Orentlicher
Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 7 May 2017
5 92 Decisionmaking on Multimember Courts: The Assignment Power in the Circuits
Daniel Jacob Hemel and Kyle Rozema
University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 May 2017
Last Revised: 19 May 2017
6 85 Divide & Concur: Separate Opinions & Legal Change
Thomas B. Bennett, Barry Friedman, Andrew D. Martin and Susan Navarro Smelcer
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C., New York University School of Law, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - College of Literature, Science & the Arts and Emory University - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 31 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2017
7 69 Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?
Ben Johnson and Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students and Princeton University - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 19 May 2017
Last Revised: 19 May 2017
8 66 The Problem with Inference for Juvenile Defendants
Jenny E. Carroll
University of Alabama - School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 21 Apr 2017
9 60 The Social Status, Education, and Benefices of Gilbert Rothbury, a Clerical Common Law Justice (1295-1321)
Ryan Rowberry
Georgia State University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 20 Apr 2017
10 60 Are There Really 'Plenty of Shapiros Out There'? A Comment on the Courage of Norma L. Shapiro
Reid K. Weisbord and David A. Hoffman
Rutgers Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 19 Apr 2017





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