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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

In an uprecedented development our second Top Ten list is only a Top Eight.  Apparently, there is a shortage of fresh contracts scholarship showing up on SSRN this summer.  Those of you out there eager to break into the big time with a top-ten hit, this is the time to post.

SSRNRECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal 

April 5, 2012 to June 4, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 561 The Perils of Social Reading 
Neil M. Richards
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
2 162 The Common European Sales Law (CESL) Beyond Party Choice 
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
3 143 A Minor Problem with Arbitration: A Proposal for Arbitration Agreements Contained in Employment Contracts of Minors 
Matthew Miller-NovakRichard A. Bales
Unaffiliated Authors - affiliation not provided to SSRN, Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law
4 130 Transaction Simplicity 
Stephen J. Lubben
Seton Hall University - School of Law
5 128 The Private Equity Contract 
Steven M. Davidoff
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
6 101 The Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) - The Most Interesting Development in Contract Law Since the Code Civil and the BGB 
Frank Emmert
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
7 101 'Offer to Sell' as a Policy Tool 
Lucas Osborn
Campbell University Law School
8 80 Conceptualizing Contractual Interpretation 
Alan SchwartzJoel Watson
Yale Law School, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
9 74 Legal Epistemology in the Restatement (3d) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment 
Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law - Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law
10 67 A Framework for Analyzing Financial Market Transformation 
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University - School of Law

RECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of LSN: Contracts (Topic)  

April 5, 2012 to June 4, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 561 The Perils of Social Reading 
Neil M. Richards
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
2 150 Modern Chinese Real Estate Law: Property Development in an Evolving Legal System (Chapter 1) 
Gregory M. Stein
University of Tennessee College of Law
3 78 A Tea Party at the Hague? 
Stephen B. Burbank
University of Pennsylvania Law School
4 65 Europe-Building Through Private Law: Lessons from Constitutional Theory 
Chantal Mak
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
5 65 Remedial Consilience 
Marco Jimenez
Stetson University College of Law
6 64 An Empirical Study of Predispute Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Social Media Terms of Service Agreements 
Michael L. RustadRichard BuckinghamDiane D'AngeloKatherine Durlacher
Suffolk University Law School, Suffolk University - Law School, Suffolk University - Law School, Suffolk University - Law School
7 62 Instructing Juries on Noneconomic Contract Damages 
David A. HoffmanAlexander Radus
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
8 36 Against Liability for Private Risk-Exposure 
Sheila B. Scheuerman
Charleston School of Law

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