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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 19 Feb 2017

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1 5,979 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
2 5,887 Why Tolerate Religion?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 26 May 2006
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2007
3 4,784 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 3,997 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 3,245 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
6 3,091 Precedent
Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 May 2011
Last Revised: 16 May 2011
7 2,910 Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 5 May 2012
8 2,904 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
9 2,839 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
10 2,727 Why Legal Positivism?
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2009
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
21 Dec 2016 through 19 Feb 2017

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1 143 Ideological Influences on Governance and Regulation: The Comparative Case of Supreme Courts
Keren Weinshall Margel, Udi Sommer and Ya'acov Ritov
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date posted to database: 28 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
2 127 What Makes a Method of Legal Interpretation Correct? Legal Standards vs. Fundamental Determinants
Mark Greenberg
UCLA School of Law and Department of Philosophy
Date posted to database: 2 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2017
3 116 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
4 99 Constitutional Truthmakers
Christopher R. Green
University of Mississippi - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
5 84 A Paradox of Hart's Fallible Finality
Andrej Kristan
Cátedra de cultura jurídica, University of Girona (Spain)
Date posted to database: 4 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 4 Jan 2017
6 76 Breaking Bad Facts: How Intriguing Contradictions in Fiction Can Teach Lawyers to Re-Envision Harmful Evidence
Cathren Koehlert-Page
Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 2 Jan 2017
7 68 The Myth of Formalism: (Mis)Readings of Jewish Law from Paul to the Present
Hanina Ben-Menahem
Hebrew University
Date posted to database: 7 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 31 Jan 2017
8 57 Life Cycles of International Law as a Noetic Unity: The Various Times of Law-Thinking
Thomas Schultz
King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
9 49 Modern Critiques of Judicial Empathy: A Revised Intellectual History
Brenner M. Fissell
Georgetown Law
Date posted to database: 3 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2017
10 44 The Symbiosis of Pride & Property
Donald J. Kochan
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017





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