Law is the basis of a functioning modern society. Laws dictate how members of a society must act and proscribe certain acts. From international laws to local ordinances, multiple layers of laws impact our daily lives. An understanding of law is necessary to analyze and understand interactions between individuals, businesses, and governments. The Legal Scholarship Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Legal scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Specific substantive law topics are covered, as well as topics that impact law, such as legal education, legal research, and legal writing. The latest developments in law, including corporate compliance, cyberspace law, and artificial intelligence, are also addressed. The legal research found on SSRN is constantly intertwined with the numerous other research topics, which supports many unique pieces of research with a cross-disciplinary feel.