Professor Colin Starger of University of Baltimore School of Law will give an informal presentation of his software for visualizing legal arguments and holdings in court decisions, on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon in Willard 171, at Penn State University, University Park, PA. All are welcome, and admission is free.
The presentation may be of particular interest to faculty and graduate students in law, information science, communication studies, and rhetoric.
Professor Starger directs the Supreme Court Mapping Project, which “seeks to use information design and software technology to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship focused on Supreme Court precedent.”
Professor Starger’s articles reporting results obtained using the software include:
- A Visual Guide to Maryland v. King, American Criminal Law Review Blog (March 20, 2013);
- A Visual Guide to NFIB v. Sebelius: Competing Commerce Clause Opinion Lines 1789-2012, 2012 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 316;
- Expanding Stare Decisis: The Role of Precedent in the Unfolding Dialectic of Brady v. Maryland, 46 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 77 (2012);
- Exile on Main Street: Competing Traditions and Due Process Dissent, 95 Marquette Law Review 1253 (2012).
Colin Starger is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Before teaching at the University of Baltimore, he served as a law clerk to Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger of the Southern District of New York, at Cardozo Law School’s Innocence Project as a staff attorney, and at NYU Law School as acting assistant professor of lawyering. Professor Starger developed the software discussed in the presentation with software engineer Darren Kumasawa.
For questions about the presentation, please contact Robert Richards, Ph.D. candidate in CAS.