Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Top Ten - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Dec. 5, 2006

It's changeover week at SSRN, and we have four new entrants to the top ten this week, includingShizer_headshot Michael Hatfield (Texas Tech), whose article we highlighted yesterday, and David Schizer (Columbia, right), whose article addresses the imbalance between government and private tax counsel we noted here a couple months ago.

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

4 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.

5 To Make or to Buy:  In-House Lawyering and Value Creation, Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law

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

7 The Strict Character of Fiduciary Liability Robert Flannigan, University of Saskatchewan

8 Enlisting the Tax Bar David Schizer, Columbia Law School

9 Fear, Legal Indeterminacy and the American Lawyering Culture Michael Hatfield, Texas Tech University School of Law

10 The Promise of Compelled Whistleblowing: What the Corporate Governance Provisions of Sarbanes Oxley Mean for Employment Law Elizabeth Chika Tippett, Harvard University - Harvard Law School

[Jeff Lipshaw]

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