Thursday, March 12, 2009

top ten in SSRN

ToptenredWhat articles on SSRN's Legal Writing eJournal are downloaded the most? 

Readers seem to be most interested in advice for getting published, better brief-writing, better analysis, and oral argument.

Here are the top ten (links to abstracts; all are free downloads from site):



1.       Publishing Advice for Graduate Students
Thom Brooks
Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School
Date Posted: January 18, 2008
Last Revised: January 18, 2008
Working Paper Series
3646 downloads

2.       Logic for Law Students: How to Think Like a Lawyer
University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 2007
Ruggero Aldisert , Stephen Clowney and Jeremy Peterson
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit , University of Kentucky - College of Law and U.S. Department of Justice
Date Posted: March 2, 2007
Last Revised: April 3, 2007
Accepted Paper Series
2966 downloads

3.       Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals
Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) - School of Law
Date Posted: October 4, 2007
Last Revised: June 15, 2008
Working Paper Series
1867 downloads

4.       Navigating the Law Review Article Selection Process: An Empirical Study of Those With All the Power -- Student Editors
South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 465, 2008, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1002640, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-27
Leah M. Christensen and Julie A. Oseid
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
Date Posted: August 1, 2007
Last Revised: September 28, 2008
Accepted Paper Series
989 downloads

5.       Effective Brief Writing Despite High Volume Practice: Ten Misconceptions that Result in Bad Briefs
University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 1113, Summer 2007
Sarah E. Ricks and Jane L. Istvan
Rutgers School of Law - Camden and City of Philadelphia Law Department
Date Posted: July 11, 2007
Last Revised: July 11, 2007
Accepted Paper Series
918 downloads

6.       Legal Reading and Success in Law School: An Empirical Study
Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 603, 2007, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 924650
Leah M. Christensen
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Date Posted: August 17, 2006
Last Revised: September 28, 2008
Accepted Paper Series
879 downloads

7.       Unlocking the Secrets of Highly Successful Legal Writing Students
Anne M. Enquist
Seattle University School of Law
Date Posted: March 13, 2007
Last Revised: March 13, 2007
Working Paper Series
797 downloads

8.       Stepping Up to the Podium with Confidence: A Primer for Law Students on Preparing and Delivering an Appellate Oral Argument
Stetson Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1
James D. Dimitri
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Date Posted: February 6, 2008
Last Revised: August 27, 2008
Working Paper Series
726 downloads

9.       Thinking Like a Lawyer: The Heuristics of Case Synthesis
Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 40, 2007, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 138
Jane Kent Gionfriddo
Boston College (Law School)
Date Posted: September 7, 2007
Last Revised: January 23, 2008
Accepted Paper Series
664 downloads

10.   Download It While It's Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship
Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 07-03, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE07-11, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 841, 2006
Lawrence B. Solum
University of Illinois College of Law
Date Posted: January 16, 2007
Last Revised: June 5, 2007
Accepted Paper Series
620 downloads

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The links don't work.

Posted by: Seth McKinney | Mar 12, 2009 12:49:40 PM

Thanks for letting us know. All should be working now.

Posted by: legalwriting | Mar 12, 2009 7:47:30 PM

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