Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Top Ten - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility - May 2, 2007

Posting the top ten downloaded papers (as calculated by SSRN for the last sixty days) in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Journal is not the most exciting blogging that one can do, particularly when there has been no change whatsoever from the standings the last time around.

There is a certain congruence in this, I think. I'm up here in the home office, procrastinating about (or taking a break from, depending on your viewpoint) grading, and I suspect the dearth of downloads since April 19 is the result of everybody else grading.  Which means it's time to link to Dan Solove's instant classic post on the stairway method.

So here again 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.

Disparities Between Asbestosis and Silicosis Claims Generated by Litigation Screenings and Clinical Studies, Lester Brickman, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Explaining the Value of Transactional Lawyering, Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law

Screed or Scholarship: The Days of Whine and Roses, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Suffolk University - Law School

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

The Corporate/Securities Attorney as a 'Moving Target' - Client Fraud Dilemmas, Marc Steinberg, Southern Methodist School of Law

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

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)

[Jeff Lipshaw]

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