Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Three new papers land this week on our Top Ten, led by Stephen Schwarcz's look at what transactional lawyers really do. Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending May 21, 2006. (Last week's rank in parentheses.)
1 (1) Emerging Policy and Practice Issues (2005), Steven L. Schooner & Christopher R. Yukins (Geo. Washington).
2 (2) Contract Law Theory, Brian Bix (Minnesota).
3 (4) Corporation and Contract, Henry Hansmann (Yale).
4 (9) Formalism in American Contract Law: Classical and Contemporary, Mark L. Movsesian (Hofstra)
5 (8) Managing Risk on a $25 Million Bet: Venture Capital, Agency Costs, and the False Dichotomy of the Corporation, Robert P. Bartlett (Georgia).
6 (7) Constructing a Bid Protest Process: Choices Every Procurement Challenge System Must Make, Daniel I. Gordon (GAO).
7 (-) Explaining the Value of Transactional Lawyering, Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke).
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8 (10) The UNCITRAL Electronic Contracts Convention: Will it be Used or Avoided?, Charles H. Martin (UDC).
9 (-) Post-Katrina Reconstruction Liability: Exposing the Inferior Risk-Bearer, Steven L. Schooner & Erin Siuda (Geo. Washington).
10 (-) Where do You Get Off? A Reply to Courting Failure's Critics, Lynn M. LoPucki (UCLA).