In doing the prior post I thought that there may be some Slawyers who don’t know about the Social Science Research Network’s e-Library. A joint project of Stanford Law School and the European Corporate Governance Institute, SSRN is a repository for abstracts of academic papers (current count: 114,700) and full-text versions of academic papers (current count: 86,500). The data is categorized into 10 areas, or “networks”: accounting research, economics research, entrepreneurship research & policy, financial economics, information systems, legal scholarship, management research, marketing research, negotiations research, social insurance research.
Within each network, papers are organized into topical “journals” each of which has a board of editors to ensure quality. In the legal scholarship network, for instance, there are the following journal subject areas:
• Administrative Law • Antitrust & Regulated Industries • Asian Law • Bankruptcy, Reorganization, & Creditors’ Rights • Canadian Law • Comparative Law • Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence & Legal Philosophy Journals • Contracts & Commercial Law • Corporate, Securities & Finance Law Journals • Criminal Law & Procedure • Cyberspace Law • Discrimination, Law & Justice • Employment, Labor, Compensation & Pension Journals • English & Commonwealth Law • Environmental Law & Policy • European Law Journals • Evidence & Evidentiary Procedure • Experimental & Empirical Studies • Family & Children’s Law • Health Law Journals • Housing & Community Development Law • Forensic Economics • Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Law • India Law • Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law • Insurance Law, Legislation, & Policy • Intellectual Property Law • International Law & Trade • LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching • Law & Economics • Law & Humanities • Law & Humanities/Legal History (Archive) • Law & Positive Political Theory • Law & Society • Law, Institutions & Development • Law, Norms & Informal Order • Legal Education • Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility • Legal History • Legislation & Statutory Interpretation • Litigation, Procedure & Dispute Resolution Journals • National Security & Foreign Relations Law • Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law • Property, Citizenship, & Social Entrepreneurism • Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law • Regulation of Financial Institutions • Tax Law & Policy Journals • Torts & Products Liability Law • Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law • Women, Gender & the Law • Young Scholars Law
You’ll have to join the SSRN to take advantage of their resources, but joining is free, as are the large majority of the papaers.