Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Here, belatedly, is the Weekly Top Ten, delayed because of search problems at SSRN. For the first time in many months, the most-downloaded article isn't a government contracts piece from George Washington. Here are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending September 18, 2005. (Last week's rank in parentheses; "•" indicates fastest-rising papers; "t" indicates tie.)
1 (2) On Collaboration, Organizations, and Conciliation in the General Theory of Contract, Ethan J. Leib (Cal-Hastings).
2 (5) The Posthumous Life of the Postal Rule Requiem and Revival of Adams v. Lindsell, Peter Goodrich (Cardozo).
3 (3) The Limits of Lawyering: Legal Opinions in Structured Finance, Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke).
4 (6) Friends in High Places: Amity and Agreement in Alsatia, Peter Goodrich (Cardozo).
• 5-t (-) Bargaining Power in Contract Theory, Daniel D. Barnhizer (Michigan State).
5-t (7) Is Forum-Shopping Corrupting America's Bankruptcy Courts?, Todd J. Zywicki (Geo. Mason).
7 (8) On-line Boilerplate: Would Mandatory Website Disclosure of E-standard Terms Backfire?, Robert A. Hillman (Cornell).
8 (9) New Basics: 12 Principles for Fair Commerce in Mass-Market Software and Other Digital Products, Jean Braucher (Arizona).
9 (10) Employment as a Relational Contract, Robert C. Bird (UConn-Marketing).
10 (-) The Culture of American Arbitration and the Lessons of ADR, Alan Scott Rau (Texas).