Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 108
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 2
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    Judges rely on social science data in a variety of contexts. Indeed, rigorous quantitative analysis and qualitative research informs fact-finding in many types of cases such as antitrust, education rights, employment discrimination, and voting rights. Social science data and analysis can be determinative for burden shifting, summary judgment, and threshold questions of justiciability. Social science research has also shed light on the behavior of judges, the dynamic of juries, and the motivation and effectiveness of attorneys.

    This session will feature a discussion between judges and professors about the effectiveness, accessibility, and value of social science in the courtroom, and also about how empirical legal scholars can better engage in social science research that is useful to judges.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: United States District Court, Northern Iowa

Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Organization: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Organization: Cornell Law School

Organization: University of Connecticut School of Law

Session Fees
  • [4190] Law and the Social Sciences: $0.00