Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Top Ten - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility - Nov. 14

Sham, Alydar, Joe Frazier, Andy Roddick, Orly Lobel's Harvard Law Review article.  What do they have in common?  All deserved to be Number 1, but were just born at the wrong time.  So as Snowie Secretariat was to Sham, Affirmed to Alydar, Ali to Frazier, and Federer to Roddick, so are Balkin & Levinson to Lobel.  A great paper, and despite its placement in the HLR, doomed never to hit the top of the SSRN charts, simply because it was born at the wrong time. 

But there are no losers here - it's an honor just to be able to play the game!

Here are the papers with the most downloads in the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Journal, as reported by SSRN for the last sixty days.

1 Law and the Humanities:  An Uneasy Relationship, Jack M. Balkin, Sanford Levinson, Yale University - Law School, University of Texas Law School

2 The Paradox of Extra-Legal Activism:  Critical Legal Consciousness and Transformative Politics, Orly Lobel, University of San Diego School of Law.

3 Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Readiness for Rehabilitation David B. Wexler, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

4 Options Backdating, Tax Shelters, and Corporate Culture Victor Fleischer, University of Colorado at Boulder - School of Law

5 Harry Potter, Ruby Slippers and Merlin:  Telling the Client's Story Using the Paradigm of the Archetypal Hero's Journey, Ruth Anne Robbins, Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

6 Politics, Office Politics, and Legal Ethics: A Case Study in the Strategy of Judgment David McGowan, University of San Diego - School of Law

Southwest Airlines:  Hedging and Shareholder Value  Michael R. Ingrassia, Georgetown Law Center, Victor Fleischer, University of Colorado School of Law

Judicial Opinions as Minefields of Misinformation: Antecedents, Consequences and Remedies Jacob Jacoby, New York University - Department of Marketing

9 Scholarship Advice for New Law Professors in the Electronic Age, Nancy Levit, UMKC School of Law

10The Public Responsibility of Structured Finance Lawyers Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law

[Jeff Lipshaw] Clip art courtesy of Cindy Pierson-Dulay's

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