Monday, September 17, 2007
The more things change, the more they stay the same. No surprises on this week's Top Ten, as all ten of last week's most popular papers return. Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending September 16, 2007. (Last week's ranking in parentheses.)
1 (1) Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Slight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits, Christopher Lewis Peterson (Florida).
2 (2) Consumer Protection in the United States: An Overview, Spencer Weber Waller & Jillian G. Brady (Loyola-Chicago).
3 (3) Explaining the Spread of At-Will Employment as an Inter-Jurisdictional Race-to-the-Bottom of Employment Standards, Richard A. Bales (No. Kentucky).
4 (4) You Asked for it, You Got It . . . Toy Yoda: Practical Jokes, Prizes, and Contract Law, Keith A. Rowley (UNLV/Alabama).
5 (5) Renting the Good Life, Jim Hawkins (Independent).
6 (6) The Other Side of the Picket Line: Contract, Democracy, and Power in a Law School Classroom, Richard Michael Fischl (Connecticut).
7 (7) Anti-Social Contracts: The Contractual Governance of Online Communities, Joshua Fairfield (Indiana-Bloomington).
8 (9) Economics of Contract Law, Cento Veljanovski (Case Associates).
9 (8) A Positive Law Theory of Contract, Fergus Farrow (Victorian Bar).
10 (10) A Study of Interest, John Y. Gotanda (Villanova).