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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

December 26, 2013 to February 24, 2014

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 227 The Two-Contract Approach to Liquidated Damages: A New Framework for Exploring the Penalty Clause Debate 
Michael Pressman
University of Southern California
2 184 An Economic Theory of Fiduciary Law 
Robert H. Sitkoff
Harvard Law School
3 133 Executive Benefits Insurance Agency V. Arkison: Does Party Consent Render Bankruptcy Court Adjudication Constitutionally Valid? 
Elizabeth GibsonJonathan M. Landers
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, Scarola Malone & Zubatov LLP
4 131 Non-State Law in the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts 
Ralf Michaels
Duke University - School of Law
5 118 Limits of Procedural Choice of Law 
S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
6 95 Promises and Expectations 
Florian EdererAlexander Stremitzer
Yale University - School of Management, UCLA School of Law
7 76 Zombie Mortgages, Real Estate, and the Fallout for the Survivors 
David P. Weber
Creighton University - School of Law
8 71 Forward: Review of Baird, Eisenberg & Bix on Contract Doctrine 
Lisa Esther Bernstein
University of Chicago - Law School
9 70 Unpopular Contracts and Why They Matter: Burying Langdell and Enlivening Students 
Jennifer Taub
Vermont Law School
10 56 Mandatory Rules and Default Rules in Insurance Contracts 
Kyle D. LogueTom Baker
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Michigan Law School

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

December 26, 2013 to February 24, 2014

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 227 The Two-Contract Approach to Liquidated Damages: A New Framework for Exploring the Penalty Clause Debate 
Michael Pressman
University of Southern California
2 131 Non-State Law in the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts 
Ralf Michaels
Duke University - School of Law
3 95 Promises and Expectations 
Florian EdererAlexander Stremitzer
Yale University - School of Management, UCLA School of Law
4 71 Forward: Review of Baird, Eisenberg & Bix on Contract Doctrine 
Lisa Esther Bernstein
University of Chicago - Law School
5 70 Unpopular Contracts and Why They Matter: Burying Langdell and Enlivening Students 
Jennifer Taub
Vermont Law School
6 56 Mandatory Rules and Default Rules in Insurance Contracts 
Kyle D. LogueTom Baker
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Michigan Law School
7 52 Crowding In: How Formal Sanctions Can Facilitate Informal Sanctions 
Scott BakerAlbert H. Choi
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
8 43 Are You Free to Contract Away Your Right to Bring a Negligence Claim? 
Scott J. Burnham
Gonzaga University School of Law
9 41 Cases and Controversies: Some Things to Do with Contracts Cases 
Charles L. Knapp
University of California - UC Hastings College of the Law
10 31 A Proposal in Equity: The Marriage of Undue Influence with Unconscionable Dealing? 
Hamilton Zhao
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law Student

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