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Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn It's been a pretty good week for Christopher Peterson (Florida), who sees two of his recent papers land in the top three this week.  All in all, there are four new papers and six returnees.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded recent papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending February 24, 2008.  (Last week's rank in parentheses.)

1 (-) Usury Law and the Christian Right: Faith Based Political Power and the Geography of the American Payday Loan Regulation, Christopher Lewis Peterson (Florida) & Steven M. Graves (Cal State Northridge).

2 (1) Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2007: Twenty-First Annual Survey, Symeon C. Symeonides (Willamette).

3 (3) Over-Indebtedness, Predatory Lending, and the International Political Economy of Residential Home Mortgage Securitization: Comparing the United States' Subprime Home Mortgage Lending Crisis to Home Finance in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, Christopher Lewis Peterson (Florida).

4 (5) The Case for Banning Subprime Mortgages, Alan M. White (Valparaiso).

5 (6) Homeownership Risk Beyond a Subprime Crisis: The Role of Delinquency Management, Melissa B. Jacoby (North Carolina).

6 (-) Party Autonomy and Beyond: An International Perspective of Contractual Choice of Law, Mo Zhang (Temple).

7 (8) All But Accurate: A Critique of the American Bankers Association's Study on Credit Card Regulation, Adam Levitin (Georgetown).

8 (9) Arbitration's Summer Soldiers: An Empirical Study of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer and Nonconsumer Contracts, Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell), Geoffrey P. Miller (NYU) & Emily L. Sherwin (Cornell).

9 (-) Neither Saints Nor Devils: A Behavioral Analysis of Attorneys' Contingent Fees, Eyal Zamir (Hebrew U.-Law) & Ilana Ritov (Hebrew U.-Education).

10 (-) The Making of Transnational Contract Law, Gralf-Peter Calliess (Bremen).

[Frank Snyder]

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