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Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn Most of the same faces, many of the same places, on this week's Top 10.  Following are the 10 most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending September 23, 2007.  (Last week's rank 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 (3) Explaining the Spread of At-Will Employment as an Inter-Jurisdictional Race-to-the-Bottom of Employment Standards, Richard A. Bales (No. Kentucky).

3 (2) Consumer Protection in the United States: An Overview, Spencer Weber Waller & Jillian G. Brady (Loyola-Chicago).

4 (8) Economics of Contract Law, Cento Veljanovski (Case Associates).

5 (4) You Asked for it, You Got It . . . Toy Yoda: Practical Jokes, Prizes, and Contract Law, Keith A. Rowley (UNLV/Alabama).

6 (5) Renting the Good Life, Jim Hawkins (Independent).

7 (7) Anti-Social Contracts: The Contractual Governance of Online Communities, Joshua Fairfield (Indiana-Bloomington).

8 (6) The Other Side of the Picket Line: Contract, Democracy, and Power in a Law School Classroom, Richard Michael Fischl (Connecticut).

9 (9) A Positive Law Theory of Contract, Fergus Farrow (Victorian Bar).

10 (-) Consent and Exchange, Oren Bar-Gill (NYU) & Lucian Arye Bebchuk (Harvard).

[Frank Snyder]

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