Tag Archives: Empirical methods in legal informatics

Henderson and Zorn: Statistical analysis of lateral hiring by law firms, and explanations

Professor William Henderson of Indiana University and Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University have published Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?, American Lawyer, 3 February 2014. The article presents results of a statistical analysis of the lateral … Continue reading

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Vallbé and Casellas: What’s the cost of e-Access to Legal Information? A composite indicator

Dr. Joan-Josep Vallbé of the University of Barcelona, and Dr. Núria Casellas of Wolters Kluwer, will present a paper entitled What’s the cost of e-Access to Legal Information? A composite indicator, at Doing Business: Past, Present, and Future of Business … Continue reading

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Lupu and Fowler: Strategic Citations to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Dr. Yonatan Lupu of George Washington University and Professor Dr. James H. Fowler of the University of California San Diego, have published Strategic Citations to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court, Journal of Legal Studies, 42, 151-186 (2013). Here … Continue reading

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Vining and Marcin: An Economic Theory of Supreme Court News

Professor Dr. Richard L. Vining Jr. and Phil Marcin, both of the University of Georgia, have published An Economic Theory of Supreme Court News, Political Communication, 31, 94-111 (2014). Here is the abstract: In this article, we develop and test … Continue reading

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Hinkle: Legal Constraint in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Professor Dr. Rachael K. Hinkle of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has posted Legal Constraint in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Here is the abstract: Existing evidence of law constraining judicial behavior is subject to serious endogeneity concerns. Federal … Continue reading

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Journal of Open Access to Law: First issue published

The first issue of Journal of Open Access to Law has been published. The editors of the journal are Tom Bruce, Ginevra Peruginelli, Enrico Francesconi, and Pompeu Casanovas. The journal is refereed and open access, and is published on the … Continue reading

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Gill: Legislation.gov.uk and the Discovery Phase

Dr. Rebecca Gill of Bunnyfoot has posted slides of her presentation entitled Legislation.gov.uk and the Discovery Phase, given 5 December 2013 at Teacamp in London. The presentation concerns empirical research and user testing that Dr. Gill and her colleagues performed … Continue reading

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Abstracts from Cyberspace 13 Conference: Legal Informatics Stream

Here are abstracts of the three papers presented at the Legal Informatics Stream of the Cyberspace 13 Conference, held 22-23 November 2013 in Brno: Dr Tomasz Bekrycht: Communications Models in Law. Abstract: Communication processes can be generally described with the … Continue reading

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Epstein, Landes, and Posner: The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice

Professor Dr. Lee Epstein, Professor Dr. William M. Landes, and Senior Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner, have published The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice (Harvard University Press, 2013). Here is the publisher’s description: … Continue reading

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Legal Informatics Papers @ HICSS 2013

At least two legal informatics papers will be presented this week at HICSS 46 (a.k.a. HICSS 2013): Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, being held 7-10 January 2013 in Maui, Hawaii: Keith Walker and Douglas Oard: Extending Argument Maps To … Continue reading

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