The ELS blog is collaborative project produced by Professor Jason Czarnezki of the Marquette University Law School, Professors Michael Heise and Theodore Eisenberg of the Cornell Law School, and William Ford.The goal of the ELS blog is to advance productive and interdisciplinary discourse among empirical legal scholars. The ELS blog serves as an online forum to discuss and provide links for emerging empirical legal scholarship, provide conference updates, discuss empirical claims that have emerged in public and political discourse, facilitate discussion for guest empirical scholars and assess current empirical findings and methodologies.
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My Cornell colleagues--Sheri Johnson, John Blume, Ted Eisenberg, Valerie Hans, and Marty Wells--report on the administration of the death penalty in The Delaware Death Penalty: An Empirical Study. The excerpted abstract, below, summarizes their findings. "Our conclusions consist of three...My...
Always-provocative lawblogger Vivia Chen's recent post "Too good for Big Law" has drawn a fair bit of attention. She notes work by our very own Bill Henderson (using data from the NLJ) suggesting that associate to partner odds -- that...Always-provocative lawblogger Vivia Chen's recent post...
While perhaps a bit afar from standard ELS Blog fare, today's NYT includes an interesting front-page story (here) on emerging data on whether curve ball bans and pitch count limits, imposed by many little leagues, are borne out by data....While perhaps a bit afar from standard ELS Blog fare,...
From Bernie Black (Northwestern) & Mathew McCubbins (USC): The third (annual) Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference, sponsored by Northwestern University, University of Southern California, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), and the Searle Center on Law, Regulation,...From...
From Andy Martin (Wash U) and Lee Epstein (USC): "On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, through Friday, May 24, 2012, Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin will be teaching their 11th Annual Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop. The workshop will be held...From Andy Martin (Wash U) and Lee Epstein...
While empirical work on international law issues has lagged compared empirical work in other areas, partly owing to a paucity of helpful data, change is afoot. In The Empirical Turn in International Legal Scholarship, Gregory Shaffer (Minn.) and Tom Ginsburg...While empirical work on international...
The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites scholars to join our intellectual community for the 2012-2013 academic year. The ABF encourages national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse community and excellent facilities. We offer... The American Bar...
Over at Concurring Opinions, Dave Hoffman's (Temple) fascinating post features a simple graphic that speaks, quite literally, for itself and potentially implies a lot for how first year civil procedure is traditionally structured and presented. Well worth a look.Over at Concurring Opinions, Dave...
Insofar as I regard Prof. Underhill Moore as the (under-appreciated) intellectual "father" of the modern empirical legal studies movement (full disclosure: a small framed photograph of Moore adorns my office wall), I remain partial to those who recognize Moore's scholarly...Insofar as I regard...
Regardless of what one might think about the prospects for a "Post-Racial" society, one could plausibly assume that racial effects are less likely to emerge in an auction setting. Results from a clever study challenge that assumption, however. In Race...Regardless of what one might think about the...