Some Papers We Have Been Reading [March 2011 Edition]


Social Structure of Facebook Networks
(By Amanda L. Traud, Peter J. Mucha & Mason A. Porter)

Practicing Theory: Legal Education for the Twenty-First Century (By Larry Ribstein)

How Judges Decide: A Multidimensional Empirical Typology of Judicial Styles in the Federal Courts (By Corey Rayburn Yung)

Brain Scans as Evidence: Truths, Proofs, Lies, and Lessons (By Francis X. Shen & Owen D. Jones)

Small but Slow World: How Network Topology and Burstiness Slow Down Spreading (By M. Karsai, M. Kivela, R. K. Pan, K. Kaski, J. Kertesz,  A.L. Barabasi & J. Saramaki)

Abandoning Law Reports for Official Digital Case Law (By Peter W. Martin)

Scaling of Prosocial Behavior in Cities (By Samuel Arbesman & Nicholas A. Christakis)

Empiricism and the Rising Incidence of Coauthorship in Law (By Tom Ginsburg & Tom Miles)

Some Papers We Have Been Reading & Final Post of 2010

A Plea for More Aggregation: The Looming Threat to Empirical Legal Scholarship (By John Pfaff)

The Microstructure of the ‘Flash Crash’: Flow Toxicity, Liquidity Crashes and the Probability of Informed Trading (By David Easley, Marcos Mailoc Lopez de Pardo & Maureen O’Hara)

The Death of Big Law (By Larry Ribstein)

Justices and Legal Clarity: Analyzing the Complexity of Supreme Court Opinions (By Ryan Owens and Justin Wedeking)

Citizens United and the Illusion of Coherence (By Richard Hasen)

Gaming the Past: The Theory and Practice of Historic Baselines in the Administrative State (By J.B. Ruhl & James Salzman)

On the Origins of Western Law and Western Civilization (in the Indus Valley) (By Robin Kar)

What is Law? A Coordination Model of the Characteristics of Legal Order (By Gilian Hadfield and Barry Weingast)

Who Speaks for Science? A Response to the National Academy of Sciences Report on Forensic Science (By Simon Cole)

What Do Federal District Judges Want? An Analysis of Publications, Citations, and Reversals (By Stephen Choi, Mitu Gulati & Eric Posner)

The Wages of Stealth Overruling (With Particular Attention to Miranda v. Arizona) (By Barry Friedman)

Frames of Injustice: The Bias We Overlook (By Adam Benforado)

Citations in the U.S. Supreme Court: An Empirical Study of their Use and Significance (By Frank Cross, James Spriggs, Timothy Johnson & Paul Wahlbeck)