Workshop on Judicial Behavior

Frank H. Easterbrook
Lee Epstein
Dennis J. Hutchinson
William M. Landes
Richard A. Posner

The Workshop on Judicial Behavior provides students with a unique opportunity to read and analyze cutting-edge scholarship that focuses on how judges reach their decisions. In a case law system such as that of the United States, a realistic understanding of judicial behavior, which conventional legal instruction does not convey, is essential to the understanding and practice of law.

Over the course of the academic year, six scholars from the fields of law and the social sciences will present their work. By the end of the academic year, students will produce a major research paper on judicial behavior.

The Workshop is limited to twenty law students; interested students should contact Prof. Landes (land@uchicago.edu) by the start of fall quarter. It will meet seven times over the course of the academic year.

 

2016-17 Workshops

26 Oct 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Paper Title: "Formalisms of Law: The Fluctuating Paths of Legal Rhetoric"

16 Nov 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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This event is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. The paper is available for download through the Judicial Behavior Workshop website.

30 Nov 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Prof. David Klein will present his paper "The Vanishing Common Law Judge?" which is forthcoming in the University of Pennslyvania Law Review.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. The paper is available for download through the Judicial Behavior Workshop website.