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Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekly Top 10

Ssrn Two new papers make our top ten list this week, Alan White's study of voluntary mortgage modifications and Stephen A. Smith's review of an important recent book by James Gordley.  As always, there's a good deal of interesting stuff here.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending September 28, 2008.  (Last week's rank in parentheses.)

1 (1) Freedom of Contract, David E. Bernstein (Geo. Mason).

2 (2) Contract Enforcement and Institutions Among the Maghribi Traders: Refuting Edwards and Ogilvie, Avner Greif (Stanford-Econ)

3 (3) Consent in Contract Law, Brian Bix (Minnesota).

4 (4) Law's Illusion: Scientific Jurisprudence and the Struggle with Judgment, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw (Suffolk).

5 (-) Rewriting Contracts, Wholesale: Data on Voluntary Mortgage Modifications from 2007 and 2008 Remittance Reports, Alan M. White (Valparaiso).

6 (6) Resolving the Foreclosure Crisis: Mortgage Modification in Bankruptcy, Adam Levitin (Georgetown) & Joshua Goodman (Columbia-Econ).

7 (5) The British Approach to Consumer Financial Disputes: A Model for Reform in Insurance Law and Beyond, Daniel Schwarcz (Minnesota).

8 (-)  Troubled Foundations for Private Law: A Review Essay of 'The Foundations of Private Law' by James Gordley, Stephen A. Smith (McGill).

9 (8) Intellectual Property and Restrictive Covenants, Orly Lobel (San Diego).

10 (9)  Spanish and International Judicial Interpretation of CISG, Anselmo M. Martinez Canellas (Islas Baleares).

[Frank Snyder]

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