Workshop on Judicial Behavior I

Instructors: William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner (University of Chicago); Lee Epstein and Jim Lindgren (Northwestern University) The Workshop on Judicial Behavior provides students with a unique opportunity to read and analyze cutting-edge scholarship that focuses on how judges reach their decisions. In a case law system such as that of the United States, a realistic understanding of judicial behavior, which conventional legal instruction does not convey, is essential to the understanding and practice of law. Over the course of the academic year, eight scholars from the fields of law and the social sciences will present their work. In response, students will write short reports. By the end of the academic year, they will also produce a major research paper on judicial behavior. The Workshop is limited to seven law students from the University of Chicago and seven from Northwestern University. It will meet nine times over the course of the 2008-09 academic year, with meetings alternating between Chicago and Northwestern. Students enrolled in the fall semester must enroll in the spring semester. In addition to readings and short papers, students will write a research paper of significant scholarly merit which will go through at least two drafts with professor review, comments and guidance. Students may write a 3-draft manuscript in satisfaction of the writing requirement with professor approval.

Catalog Number: LITARB 628
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionLaw and Social Science
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class ,  Consult Professor about writing requirements

Course History

Fall 2010
Title: Workshop on Judicial Behavior I
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses  |  homepage)
Epstein, Lee
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 10     Actual: 9