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2012-2013 Calendar of Events


Fall
2013

Christopher S. Elmendorf (UC-Davis)
Oct. 2nd, 2013, 12:20 pm
Location: Law School, Room 575
Title: The Geography of Racial Stereotyping: Evidence and Implications for VRA Preclearance After Shelby County

Spring
2013

Peter Rosendorff (New York University)
March 5, 2013, 11:30 am
Location: Psychology (PAIS) Building, Room 230
Title: When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People

Kathleen Bawn (University of California, Los Angeles)
April 16, 2013, 11:30 am
Location:  
Psychology (PAIS) Building, Room 230
Title: TBA

Fall 2012

Ronen Avraham (University of Texas)
September 12, 2012, 12:00 pm
Location:
Emory Law School, Faculty Library 5th Floor
Title: "The Anatomy of Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws"

Matias Iaryczower (Princeton University)
October 2, 2012, 3:30 pm
Location: Psychology Building (PAIS) Room 230
Title: "Words Get in the Way: The Effect of Deliberation in Collective Decision-Making"

Gretchen Helmke (University of Rochester)
November 6, 2012, 3:30 pm
Location: Tarbutton Hall Room 120A 
Title: (Event Canceled)

2011-2012 Calendar of Events

Spring 2012

Ryan Black (Michigan State)
February 7, 2012, 4:00 pm
Location: Tarbutton Hall Room 105 
Title: "Salient to Whom?
Rethinking the Measurement of Supreme Court Case Salience"

Emerson Tiller (Northwestern Law)
February 15, 2012, 12:00pm
Location: Emory Law School, Faculty Library, 5th Floor 
Title:
Rules, Standards, and Panel Effects in Administrative Law

Conference:
Second Annual Emory Conference
on Institutions and Law Making

February 24 & 25, 2012
Location: Woodruff Library, Jones Room

This year, we are please to present papers from the following authors:

Deborah Beim, Alex Hirsch and Jonathan Kastellec
Kenneth Benoit and Alexander Herzog
Lee Epstein, Andrew Martin and Jeffrey Segal
Sean Gailmard and John Patty
Anna Harvey
Stuart Jordan and Stephane Lavertu
Lanny Martin and Georg Vanberg
Sebastian Saiegh
Alex Hirsch and Ken Shotts
Greg Caldeira, Jack Wright, and Chris Zorn

Deborah Beim (Princeton University)
April 10, 2012
Location:
Tarbutton Hall Room 105
Title: "Learning in the Judicial Hierarchy"

Fall 2011         

Kelly Rader (Columbia University)
September 13, 2011 (3:30pm-5:30pm)
Location: Woodruff Library, Jones Room (3rd Floor)
Title: "Randomization Tests and Inference in American Politics"

David Stasavage (New York University)
November 1, 2011 (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Location: Psychology Building, Room 230

Title: “What Democracy Does (& Doesn’t) do for Basic Services:
School Fees, School Quality, & African Elections”

Anibal Perez-Linan (University of Pittsburgh)
November 8, 2011 (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Location: Psychology Building, Room 230

Title: “Political Institutions and Judicial Instability in the Western Hemisphere”

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2010-2011 Calendar of Events

Spring 2011


Jim Greiner (Harvard Law School)
February 16, 2011, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "What Difference Representation?"

Conference:
First Annual Emory Conference
on Institutions and Law Making

February 25 & 26, 2011
Location: B. Jones Room of the Woodruff Library

Speakers:
Panel One
Michael Ting, "Legislatures, Bureaucracies and Distributive Spending"
Alex Achs and Charles Cameron, "The Central Clearance Game: OIRA and Regulatory Auditing"
Joseph Jupille and Scott Wolford, "Procedural Politics and European Lawmaking"

Panel Two
Brandon Bartels and Andrew O'Geen, "Is Legal Change Revolutionary or Evolutionary?"
Mark P. Gergen and Kevin M. Quinn, "Common Law Judicial Decision Making: The Case of the New York Court of Appeals, 1900-1950"
James F. Spriggs, II, "Analogical Reasoning as Opportunity and Constraint in the Supreme Court's interpretation of Precedent"

Panel Three
Jeffrey A. Segal, "Experimental Tess of the Coase Theorem"
Donald Braman and David Fontana, "Judicial Backlash or Just Backlash? Public Opinion and the Institutional Role of the Supreme Court"
Erik Voeten, "Does Legal Justification Matter? Evidence from the European Court of Human Rights"

Panel Four
Leslie Johns, "Depth Versus Rigidity in the Design of International Agreements"
Stuart Jordan, "To Bind or not to Bind? A Model of Choice between Ad-Hoc and Rule-Based Decisionmaking"


Renee Bowen (Stanford School of Business)
April 7, 2011, 11:30-1:00pm
Location: Tarbutton Hall, Room 120A
Title: "Limits of the WTO as a self-enforcing institution"

Kirstin G. Michelitch (New York University)
April 28, 2011, 11:30-1:00pm
Location: Tarbutton Hall, Room 120A
Title: "Electoral Competition and Fluctuations in Partisan and Ethnic Discrimination: Theory & Evidence from Ghana"

Fall 2011                      

Stefanie Lindquist (University of Texas School of Law)
October 6, 2010, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "The Multi-Staged Process of Judicial Review: Facial and As-Applied Constitutional Challenges to Legislation Before the U.S. Supreme Court"

Kathy Zeiler (Georgetown University)
November 3, 2010, 12:20-1:30pm
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "Valuation Gaps: The Implications of Recent Findings for Legal Theory.”

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2009-2010 Calendar of Events

Spring 2010  

James Cavallaro
January 25, 2010, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "The Paradox of Accountability in Brazil:
Rejection of Authoritarian Rule, Continued Embrace of Authoritarian Measures"

Dan Brinks
January 25, 2010, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "New Courts for New Democracies:
Judicial Changes in Latin America from 1975 to 2009"

Justin Fox
March 18, 2010, 11:30-1:00 PM
Location: Tarbutton Hall, Room 120A
Title: "Judicial Review and Democratic Failure"

Dan Kahan
April 7, 2010, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus"

Noel Maurer
April 21, 2010, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Emory Law School, Room G575
Title: "Gunboats and Vultures"

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2008-2009 Calendar of Events

Spring 2009              

Jeffrey Lax (email)
February 5, 2009
Location: Fifth Floor of the Law School
Title: "Doctrinal Choice in the Judicial Hierarchy"

Michael Bailey (email)
February 24, 2009
Location: Fifth Floor of the Law School
Title: "Constrained or not? A new test of separation of powers theories of Supreme Court behavior"


Workshop on Law, Politics and Human Rights
March 20-21, 2009
Location: North Decatur Building: Room 155 (March 20)
Candler Library: Room 114 (March 21)

Summary: This workshop is designed to promote and help develop research on a few core political questions, which transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. Why do states adopt legal obligations that limit their authority over human rights, and then delegate the enforcement of these obligations to domestic and/or international judicial bodies? Under what conditions will states comply with these obligations? More specifically, under what conditions will the courts to which enforcement power has been delegated come to constitute genuine constraints on state behavior? Getting the right answers to these questions is critical for designing good international institutions, for knowing what kinds of domestic reforms should be supported, and for setting our expectations appropriately about what can be accomplished by international advocacy and foreign aid. The substantive goal of the workshop is to summarize, through our collective research, what each of our subfields has to say about these questions. In particular, we wish to know whether there are results or methodological strategies in one field that can help address a research problem in another. We would like to ask whether existing data is sufficient to test our theoretical claims, and if not, how might we go about collecting what we need. And, of course, we wish to discover new questions that have emerged in our respective projects. Beyond substance, we want to provide a comfortable setting within which people can present their work and receive feedback from a community of scholars analyzing related problems.

Speakers:
Adeno Addis - Tulane University School of Law
Javier Couso - Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
David Fontana - George Washington University Law School
Darren Hawkins - BYU
Laurence Helfer - Vanderbilt School of Law
Leslie Johns - UCLA
Linda Keith - University of Texas, Dallas
Jeffrey Lax - Columbia University
Will Moore - Florida State University
Emilia Powell - Georgia Southern/University of Alabama
Julio Rios-Figuerora - CIDE, Mexico City
Beth Simmons - Harvard University
Mary Volcansek - Texas Christian University

Emory Speakers:
Brendan Korht - Medicine
David Davis & Amanda Murdie - Political Science
Emily Ritter - Political Science
Jeffrey Staton - Political Science
Clifford Carrubba - Political Science

Jenna Bednar (email)
April 6, 2009
Location: Fifth Floor of the Law School
Title: "Behavioral Spillovers in Multiple Games: An Experimental Study"

Fall 2008

Tom Clark (email)
September 23, 2008 (12:00PM)
Location: Fifth Floor of the Law School
Title: "Judicial Independence and Nonpartisan Elections"


Daniel Rodriguez (email)
November 4, 2008
Location: Fifth Floor of the Law School
Title: "Is Administrative Law Inevitable?"

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2007-2008 Calendar of Events

Spring 2008

Conference:
Textual Analysis and the Study of Judicial Behavior

February 21–23, 2008

DESCRIPTION:
At its most fundamental, the study of judicial behavior is the study of the making of law. In making law, judges generally do two things, resolve a particular conflict, and make a statement over the future application of law. Most quantitative work to date has focused on the disposition of the case at hand. The reason is simple; it is far easier to identify who wins a case than to boil down often-lengthy opinions into a set of measurable outputs. Computational linguistics provides a potential solution to this problem. While some practitioners have started using basic textual analysis tools, such as Word Scores, to code texts, the potential for these tools to revolutionize the study of law is relatively untapped. This conference is a first attempt to bring together social scientists, lawyers, and computational linguists in an effort to fill this lacuna.

Fall
2007

Thomas Ulen
November 13, 2007
Faculty Library, Emory Law School
Title: TBA

Matthew Stephenson
September 25, 2007
Hunter Auditorium, Emory Law School

Title: "Optimal Political Control of the Bureaucracy"

Jeffrey Staton
October 16, 2007
Hunter Auditorium, Emory Law School

Title: TBA

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