Category Archives: Research findings

Haapio, Barton, and Passera: Innovating Contract Practices: Contract Design and Information Design

Dr. Helena Haapio, Professor Dr. Thomas D. Barton, and Stefania Passera have posted Innovating Contract Practices: Merging Contract Design with Information Design, forthcoming in Thomas D. Barton and Gerlinde Berger-Walliser (Eds.), Reflection and Innovation: Finding and Celebrating Excellent in Contracting. … Continue reading

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Góźdź-Roszkowski : Corpus approaches to study of evaluative language in judicial opinions

Professor Dr. Stanisław Góźdź-Roszkowski of the University of Łódź presented a paper entitled Corpus approaches to the study of evaluative language in institutional discourse, at EMLS 2014: Empirical Methods in Language Studies Conference, held 7-8 April 2014 in Łódź, Poland. … Continue reading

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Ruhl and Katz: How Complex is the Law, and How Complex Should It Be?

Professor Dr. J. B. Ruhl of Vanderbilt University and Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory, presented a paper entitled How Complex is the Law, and How Complex Should It Be?, at SEAL … Continue reading

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Chou et al.: Automated prediction of construction contract disputes with hybrid AI model

Professor Dr. Jui-Sheng Chou, Professor Dr. Min-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Wei Wu, and Anh-Duc Pham have published Optimizing parameters of support vector machine using fast messy genetic algorithm for dispute classification, Expert Systems with Applications, 41, 3955–3964 (2014). Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Rice and Zorn: Corpus-Based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies: Application to court decisions

Professor Dr. Douglas R. Rice of the University of Mississippi and Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University presented a paper entitled Corpus-Based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies, at MPSA 2014: Midwest Political Science Association Conference, being … Continue reading

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Epstein et al.: The “analog” aspects of online public engagement in e-rulemaking

Dmitry Epstein, Mary Newhart, and Rebecca Vernon have published Not by technology alone: The “analog” aspects of online public engagement in policymaking, forthcoming in Government Information Quarterly. Here is the abstract: Between Twitter revolutions and Facebook elections, there is a … Continue reading

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Stern: Nonlegal citations in U.S. Supreme Court opinions

Bezalel Stern of Columbia University has published Nonlegal Citations and the Failure of Law: A Case Study of the Supreme Court 2010-2011 Term, Whittier Law Review, 35, 75-102 (2013). Here is the abstract: Nonlegal citations both exist and proliferate within … Continue reading

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Yavorosky: Predicting the effect of public comments on administrative rules

Bart Mykolas Yavorosky has posted the full text of his Ph.D. dissertation entitled Comparing Apples: Predicting the effect of public comments on administrative rules (Virginia Tech, 2014). Here is the abstract: This dissertation addresses three questions about administrative rulemaking: Do … Continue reading

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