Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016's Most Downloaded Land Use Law Articles

Here is the 2016 list of the 20 most downloaded land use law-related articles from the SSRN Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal.  

A note on the method.  First, I sorted all of the articles in the eJournal by most downloads.  Second, to be included in this list, the article had to satisfy two date criteria:  the article needed to have substantive revisions or publication in 2016 and it needed to be first posted to SSRN or first published no earlier than January 1, 2015.  The goal of these requirements is to keep this a list of new articles, not those originally published in, say, 2008 that an author just happened to post to SSRN this year.  Third, the list is limited to those articles in the eJournal that are land use law-related articles.  This required something of a judgment on my part.  Several articles that met the first two criteria are not included here primarily because they fit the criteria of the larger eJournal but were not really land use articles.  I tried to maintain a broad definition of what "land use law" entails; however, some of the articles not included here focused on mortgages or property theory generally that I thought were beyond the scope of this blog.  I am sensitive to the methodology given that, well, an article of mine turned up at the top of the list.  I am open to suggestions for better methods in future years.

A final caveat... We all know that SSRN downloads do not equal importance, but they remain one easy measure to get a sense of what articles were widely read in 2016.  Take it with a grain of salt, but congratulations also to all of those whose work has received significant attention.

Happy new year to all, and happy reading!

 

 First Principles for Regulating the Sharing Economy
53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 147 (2016)
Stephen R. Miller 
University of Idaho College of Law - Boise 
Date Posted: February 22, 2015
Last Revised: March 24, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
1511 downloads

 The City as a Commons
34 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 281 (2016)
Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione 
Fordham University School of Law and Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi 
Date Posted: August 30, 2015
Last Revised: July 31, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
901 downloads

 The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the 'Public' Out of Public Lands
Stegner Center White Paper No. 2015-01, S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Paper No.99
Robert B. Keiter and John Ruple 
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law 
Date Posted: February 17, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
734 downloads

 Conservation Easements and the Valuation Conundrum
19 Florida Tax Review 225 (2016), University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 145
Nancy A. McLaughlin 
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 
Date Posted: December 18, 2015
Last Revised: July 04, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
609 downloads

 Sign Regulation after Reed: Suggestions for Coping with Legal Uncertainty
47 Urban Law l569 (2015), Cleveland-Marshall Legal Studies Paper No. 15-285
Alan C. Weinstein and Brian J. Connolly 
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University and Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti 
Date Posted: September 15, 2015
Last Revised: October 15, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
553 downloads

 The Law of Banksy: Who Owns Street Art?
University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2016
Peter N. Salib 
University of Chicago 
Date Posted: January 07, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
497 downloads

 Alternatives to the Transfer of Public Lands Act
University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 157, Stegner Center White Paper No. 2016-01
John Ruple and Robert B. Keiter 
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law 
Date Posted: March 03, 2016
Last Revised: March 08, 2016
Working Paper Series
412 downloads

 Securing Property Rights in Transition: Lessons from Implementation of China's Rural Land Contracting Law
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4447
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin 
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and Michigan State University 
Date Posted: April 20, 2016
Working Paper Series
330 downloads

 Billy Joel: The Chronicler of the Suburbanization in New York
32 Touro L. Rev. 111 (2015), Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 16-16
Patricia Salkin and Irene Crisci 
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Touro Law Center 
Date Posted: April 11, 2016
Last Revised: May 04, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
272 downloads

 Moral Economies in Early Modern Land Markets: History and Theory
Law and Contemporary Problems, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 544
Taisu Zhang 
Yale University - Law School 
Date Posted: May 29, 2016
Last Revised: June 23, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
271 downloads

 Fee Simple Obsolete
New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 739, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 559, Kreisman Working Papers Series in Housing Law and Policy No. 33
Lee Anne Fennell 
University of Chicago - Law School 
Date Posted: January 18, 2016
Last Revised: July 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
266 downloads

 Drone Zoning
95 N.C. L. Rev. 133 (2016)
Troy A. Rule 
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 
Date Posted: March 10, 2016
Last Revised: December 15, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
257 downloads

 The Ecosystem Approach Under the Convention on Biological Diversity: A Legal Research Agenda
E Morgera, 'Ecosystem and Precautionary Approaches' in J Razzaque and E Morgera (eds), Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law (EE, 2016), Forthcoming, Scottish Centre for International Law Working Paper Series No. 7, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2015/17
Elisa Morgera 
Strathclyde Law School 
Date Posted: May 30, 2015
Working Paper Series
257 downloads

 The Sharing Economy as an Urban Phenomenon
Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2016, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2802907, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 16-10
Nestor M. Davidson and John Infranca 
Fordham University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School 
Date Posted: July 03, 2016
Last Revised: August 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
256 downloads

 Blurred Lines: Homelessness & the Increasing Privatization of Public Space
Seattle University School of Law, Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, 2016
Alex Glyman and Sara Rankin 
Seattle University School of Law and Seattle University School of Law 
Date Posted: May 11, 2016
Last Revised: May 20, 2016
Working Paper Series
230 downloads

 How Land Use Law Impedes Transportation Innovation
Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 565, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 549
David Schleicher 
Yale University - Law School 
Date Posted: April 13, 2016
Last Revised: August 02, 2016
Working Paper Series
214 downloads

 Property's Ceiling: State Courts and the Expansion of Takings Clause Property
Virginia Law Review, Vol. 102, p. 1167
Maureen (Molly) E. Brady 
University of Virginia - School of Law 
Date Posted: October 20, 2015
Last Revised: September 03, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
205 downloads

 Access to Landlocked Land: A Case for a Hybrid of Property and Liability Rules
91 Tulane Law Review (2016-2017)
Yun-chien Chang 
Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS) 
Date Posted: January 18, 2012
Last Revised: March 14, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
200 downloads

 Sharing Property
University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 87, 2016, U of Houston Law Center No. 2015-A-16
Kellen Zale 
University of Houston Law Center 
Date Posted: August 21, 2015
Last Revised: April 13, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
197 downloads

 Federal Reserved Water Rights as a Rule of Law
Idaho Law Review, 2015, Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-13
Michael C. Blumm 
Lewis & Clark Law School 
Date Posted: July 26, 2015
Last Revised: March 09, 2016
Accepted Paper Series
196 downloads

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