A Paper by CEU Students and Professors among Top Ten Downloads on SSRN

February 1, 2011

A paper by Stefan Messmann, Head, Department of Legal Studies, and Tibor Tajti, Professor, Department of Legal Studies, titled “The Case Law of Central and Eastern Europe: Enforcement of Contracts—Editors' Introduction,” was recently listed on the Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Ten Download List for Comparisons of More Than 5 Countries. Since December 30, 2010, the paper has been downloaded 66 times.

Stefan Messmann explained that the uniqueness of this two-volume, 1077-page book lies in the fact that each chapter was written by CEU students. The 14 students, who are all part of either the SJD or the LLM streams, volunteered to do after-class research on the topic of enforcement of contract in their own countries. The 70-80 pages of research were then edited by Stefan Messmann and Tibor Tajti. “This project is special because a book such as this has not yet been created at CEU. Furthermore, the fact that it made into the top 10 download list makes it even more exciting and a worthwhile effort.”    

The abstract can be viewed at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1586370


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