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Monday, August 21, 2006

Weekly Top Ten

Aaa_74 With the beginning of the semester come a stream of new papers on contract and commercial law, three of which crack out Top Ten for the first time this week.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending August 20, 2006.  (Last week's ranking in parentheses).

1 (1) Terms of Use, Mark A. Lemley (Stanford).

2 (3) Rise of the Financial Advisers: An Empirical Study of the Division of Professional Fees in Large Bankruptcies, Lynn M. LoPucki & Joseph W. Doherty (UCLA).

3 (-) The Law and Economics of Contracts, Avery W. Katz (Columbia), Benjamin E. Hermalin (Cal Berkeley-Economics) & Richard Craswell (Stanford).

4 (5) A Coasean Analysis of Marketing, Eric Goldman (Marquette).

5 (7) Bankruptcy, Creditor Protection and Debt Contracts, Stefano Rossi & Nicola Gennaioli (Stockholm).

6 (-) Technoconsen(t)sus, Andrea M. Matwyshyn (Florida).

7-tie (8) Finding Nemo: Rediscovering the Virtues of Negotiability in the Wake of Enron, Adam Levitin (3rd Circuit).

7-tie (10) Between Rights and Contract: Arbitration Agreements and Non-Compete Covenants as a Hybrid Form of Employment Law, Cynthia L. Estlund (NYU).

9 (9) Juries, Judges, and Punitive Damages: Empirical Analyses Using the Civil Justice Survey of State Courts 1992, 1996, and 2001 Data, Michael Heise (Cornell), et al.

10 (-) The Common Law as an Iterative Process: A Preliminary Inquiry, Lawrence A. Cunningham (Boston College).

[Frank Snyder]

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