Thursday, April 19, 2007
It's been a long time since I've posted the top ten papers in the SSRN Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Journal as measured by downloads in the last sixty days. I took a look, and lo and behold, there was one of my pieces. So I have to post.
Plus, I criticized the number one paper, the Jensen et al. piece, on purportedly being able to measure integrity (which, in the paper, comes down to "honoring your word") as a measurable and testable attribute, in The Futility of Justifying Contract Law as Self-Referential System.
And here are the top ten.
1 Integrity: A Positive Model with Applications to Corporate Governance and Finance (PDF file of Keynote Slides), Michael C. Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron, Harvard Business School, Independent, Landmark Education Business Development.
2 Tax Opinions, David T. Moldenhauer, Clifford Chance LLP.
3 Disparities Between Asbestosis and Silicosis Claims Generated by Litigation Screenings and Clinical Studies, Lester Brickman, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
4 Explaining the Value of Transactional Lawyering, Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law
5 Screed or Scholarship: The Days of Whine and Roses, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Suffolk University - Law School
6 The Relationship Between Law School and the Bar Exam: A Look at Assessment and Student Success, Lorenzo Alan Trujillo, University of Colorado at Boulder - School of Law
7 The Corporate/Securities Attorney as a 'Moving Target' - Client Fraud Dilemmas, Marc Steinberg, Southern Methodist School of Law
8 The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases, Daniel Terris, Cesare P.R. Romano, Leigh Swigart, Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Brandeis University - International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
9 Incentivizing Institutional Investors to Serve as Lead Plaintiffs in Securities Fraud Class Actions, Charles Silver, Sam Dinkin, University of Texas at Austin, Affiliation Unknown
10 On Full Economic Costing, Thom Brooks, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)