January 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Session Type: Section Pedagogy Programs
Session Capacity: N/A
Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Room: Plaza B
Floor: Lobby Level
It is more important than ever for lawyers to understand the methods of social science research, whether they engage in empirical research themselves or consume the research of others. Developing the record, deposing expert witnesses, and deciding the likelihood of success for one’s clients often requires at least a rudimentary understanding of concepts such as expected value, counterfactual baselines, and statistical significance.
What is the best way to teach these concepts and methods to law students? An increasing number of law schools offer courses in statistics, quantitative analysis, and research design. Many other professors teach a variety of empirical methods in courses as varied as bankruptcy, contracts, criminal procedure, employment discrimination, evidence, and voting rights.
This session features law professors who have successfully integrated empirical methods training in law school courses. The professors will discuss the value and challenges of their experiences, and share ideas for successful teaching in this area.
-  Law and the Social Sciences: $0.00