University of Southern California
Lee Epstein
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Provost Professor of Law and Political Science & Rader Family Trustee Chari in Law
Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Lee Epstein*

April 18, 2014

Gould School of Law
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
213.740.7679 (ph.)
213.740.5502 (fax)
lepstein@law.usc.edu
http://epstein.usc.edu

1 Current Appointments/Honorary Fellowships1

Provost Professor of Law & Political Science University of Southern California, 2011-

Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law University of Southern California, 2011-

Lecturer in Law University of Chicago, 2011-

Phi Beta Kappa, Visiting Scholar 2013-14 (academic year)

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow 2013-14 (academic year)

Visiting Professor, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya March 2014

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2006-

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science 2004-

Courses, undergraduates: American Legal System, American Government, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Current Controversies on the Supreme Court, Defendants’ Rights, Interest Group Politics, Judicial Processes, Politics of Litigation, Research Design and Methods, U.S. Supreme Court
Courses, Ph.D. students: American Political Institutions, Constitutional Interpretation, Judicial Politics, Law and Politics, U.S. Supreme Court
Courses, J.D. students: Constitutional Courts, Constitutional Law, Law and Social Change, Judicial Behavior Workshop, Law and Political Economy Colloquium, Law and Politics, Law in Social Science, The Roberts Court, Social-Scientific Research for Lawyers, U.S. Supreme Court
Workshops: Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, Judicial Behavior, Social Science Research Methods, Statistics: An Introduction, The U.S. Supreme Court Database

2 Research

2.1 Books: Published or In Press

Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2014 (in press). An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee, editor. 2013. The Economics of Judicial Behaviour. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. (Two volumes in Elgar’s series on Economic Approaches to Law, edited by Richard A. Posner & Francesco Parisi.)
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2013. The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Reviewed, among other places, in the The New Republic, April 8, 2013.
  • Subject of a conference at the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, October 4-5, 2013; to be subject of a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel.
  • Subject of a symposium in Judicature, October 2013
  • Described/mentioned in Slate, June 21, 2013; the Chronicle of Higher Education, December 10, 2012; New York Times, November 27, 2012.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 2014 (6th ed., in progress). 2012 (5th ed.). 2008 (4th ed.). 2005 (3rd ed.). 2000 (2nd ed.). 1996 (1st ed.). Constitutional Law for a Changing America: A Short Course Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 2013 (8th ed.). 2010 (7th ed.). 2007 (6th ed.). 2004 (5th ed.). 2001 (4th ed.) 1998 (3rd ed.). 1995 (2nd ed.). 1992 (1st ed.). Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 2013 (8th ed.). 2010 (7th ed.). 2006 (6th ed.). 2004. (5th ed.). 2001 (4th ed.). 1998 (3rd ed.). 1995 (2nd ed.). 1992 (1st ed.). Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • The Constitutional Law for a Changing America books received the 2003 Teaching and Mentoring Award, which “recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts,” presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association and supported by a contribution from the Division for Public Education of the American Bar Association.
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, & Thomas G. Walker. 2012 (5th ed.). 2007 (4th ed.). 2003 (3rd ed.). 1996 (2nd ed.). 1994 (1st ed.). The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Named by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007.
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Academic Reference Book in Political Science, Published over the Past Five Years, Choice, June 1998.
  • Listed as an Excellent Reference, 1995’s Best Research Tools, (Law), Lingua franca.
  • Listed in the American Association of Law Libraries, Best Legal Reference Books of 1994. 87 Law Library Journal 310 (1995)
  • Recipient of a “Special Recognition” honor, presented by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 1994.
  • Recipient of an “Outstanding Academic Book Award,” presented by Choice, 1994.
  • Recipient of an “Honorable Mention” award presented by the Association of American Publishers, 1994.
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2005. Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Research findings discussed/described/reviewed on C-SPAN, Book TV, January 7, 2006; and in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 2009, A23; the New York Times, January 9, 2006, A16; Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2005; Wall Street Journal, October 28, A5; National Law Journal, October 24, 2005, 1; Washington Post, October 16, 2005, T04; Suffolk Lawyer, October 2005, 29; Kansas City Star Sun, October 9, 2005; Christian Science Monitor, September 13, 2005; slate.com, September 5, 2005; msnbc.msn.com, September 5, 2005; San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2005, B1; The American Prospect, September 1, 2005, 37.
  • Chapter 5 summarized and partially excerpted in The Politics of Appointments Meets the Politics of Judging, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 24, 2005, B1.
Epstein, Lee, editor. 2005. Courts and Judges. Volume included in The International Library of Essays in Law and Society. Hampshire, England: Ashgate.
Murphy, Walter F., C. Herman Pritchett, Lee Epstein, & Jack Knight. 2005 (6th ed.). 2002 (5th ed.). Courts, Judges, & Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 1998. The Choices Justices Make. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Excerpted in Richard Seamon, Andrew Siegel, Joseph Thai & Kathryn A. Watts. 2013. The Supreme Court Sourcebook. Aspen.
  • Winner of the Lasting Contribution Award “for a book or journal article, 10 years or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts,” presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2010.
  • Excerpted in Choices: An American Government Reader. 2002. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.
  • Excerpted in Walter F. Murphy, C. Herman Pritchett, Lee Epstein, & Jack Knight. 2005 (6th ed.). 2002 (5th ed.). Courts, Judges, & Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Excerpted in Samuel Kernell and Steven S. Smith, eds. 2000 (1st ed.). 2003 (2nd ed). Principles and Practice in American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Subject of the Law and Courts Authors’ Meet Critics Roundtable, held at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1999.
  • Winner of the C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book published on law and courts, presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 1998.
  • Subject of the Law and Courts Authors’ Meet Critics Roundtable, held at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1998.
  • Described in What 15 Top Political Scientists are Working on Now, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 15, 1997.
Epstein, Lee, editor. Contemplating Courts. 1995. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Walker, Thomas G. & Lee Epstein. 1993. The Supreme Court of the United States: An Introduction. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Epstein, Lee & Joseph F. Kobylka. 1992. The Supreme Court and Legal Change: Abortion and the Death Penalty. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Epstein, Lee, Tracey E. George, & Joseph F. Kobylka. 1992. Public Interest Law Sourcebook: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide. NY: Garland Publishing.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1989. Public Interest Law Groups. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Epstein, Lee. 1985 (cloth). 1988 (paper). Conservatives in Court. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press. (Revised version of my dissertation.)

2.2 Books: Under Contract

Epstein, Lee and Stefanie A. Lindquist, editors. The Oxford Handbook of American Law and the Judiciary. Oxford University Press.
Brennan, Thomas, Lee Epstein & Nancy Staudt. A Macro-Theory of the Court: How National and Local Trends Affect Judicial Decision Making. University of Chicago Press.
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal & Harold J. Spaeth. Case Selection on the U.S. Supreme Court. Cambridge University Press.

2.3 Articles

Epstein, Lee. 2013. “The Assault on the Assaulters of Judicial Elections.” Judicature 96: 218-222 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2013. “How Business Fares in the Supreme Court.” Minnesota Law Review 97: 1431-1472 (invited as Lead Article).
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2013. “Reconsidering Judicial Preferences.” Annual Review of Political Science. 16: 19.1-19.21.
  • Excerpted on the London School of Economics USApp blog.
Epstein, Lee. 2012. “On the Importance of Public Opinion.” Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 141: 5-8.
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2012. “Are Even Unanimous Decisions in the United States Supreme Court Ideological?”Northwestern University Law Review 106: 699-713 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee & William M. Landes. 2012.“Was There Ever Such a Thing as Judicial Self-Restraint?” California Law Review 100: 557-578 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2012. “Is the Roberts Court Especially Activist? A Study of Invalidating (and Upholding) Federal, State, and Local Laws.” Emory Law Journal 61: 737-758 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2011. “Why (and When) Judges Dissent.” Journal of Legal Analysis 3:101-137.
  • Reprinted in The Romanian Judges’ Forum Review. 2011 (3) pp. 118-141.
  • Reprinted in The Economics of Judicial Behaviour, ed. Lee Epstein. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2010. “Does Public Opinion Influence the Supreme Court? Possibly Yes (But We’re Not Sure Why).” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 13: 263-281 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2010. “Inferring the Winning Party in the Supreme Court from the Pattern of Questioning at Oral Argument.” Journal of Legal Studies 39: 433-467.
  • Research findings discussed/described/reviewed in the New York Times, June 27, 2012; Detroit Free Press, April 1, 2012; Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2012; Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2012; New York Times, March 30, 2012
Westerland, Chad, Jeffrey A. Segal, Lee Epstein, Charles Cameron & Scott Comparato. 2010. “Strategic Defiance and Compliance in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” American Journal of Political Science 54:891-905.
  • Reprinted in The Economics of Judicial Behaviour, ed. Lee Epstein. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Epstein, Lee & Tonja Jacobi. 2010. “The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Decisions.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 6:22.1-22.18.
Boyd, Christina L., Lee Epstein & Andrew D. Martin. 2010. “Untangling the Causal Effect of Sex on Judging.” American Journal of Political Science 54: 389-411.
  • Winner of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper delivered at the 2007 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
  • Research findings described in the Boston Globe, August 8, 2010; Richmond Times Dispatch, August 8, 2010; Asheville Citizen Times, August 8, 2010; Washington Post, May 11, 2010; Oakland Tribune, June 17, 2009; San Mateo County Times, June 17, 2009; Almeda Times-Star, June 17, 2009; Contra Costa Times, June 17, 2009; Lowell Sun, June 16, 2009; Topeka Capital-Journal, June 15, 2009; Hattiesburg American, June 12, 2009; Slate, June 10, 2009; International Herald Tribune, June 5, 2009; New York Times, June 4, 2009; Washington Independent, May 26, 2009; Christian Science Monitor, May 18, 2009; Newsweek, April 20, 2009; Slate, April 11, 2009
Epstein, Lee & Charles Clarke. 2010. “Academic Integrity and Legal Scholarship in the Wake of Exxon Shipping, Footnote 17.” Stanford Law & Policy Review 21:33-50 (Revised version of the keynote speech delivered at the 2008 annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies) (Symposium).
Brennan, Thomas, Lee Epstein & Nancy Staudt. 2009. “Economic Trends and Judicial Outcomes.” Duke Law Journal 58: 1191-1230 (Symposium).
Brennan, Thomas, Lee Epstein & Nancy Staudt. 2009. “The Political Economy of Judging.” Minnesota Law Review 93: 1503-1534 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee. 2009.“Shedding (Empirical) Light on Judicial Selection.” Missouri Law Review 74: 563-571 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2009. “Circuit Effects: How the Norm of Federal Judicial Experience Biases the U.S. Supreme Court.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 157:101-146.
  • Excerpted in Richard Seamon, Andrew Siegel, Joseph Thai & Kathryn A. Watts. 2013. The Supreme Court Sourcebook. Aspen.
  • Research findings described in the New York Times, April 18, 2010, A1; New York Times, February 16, 2009, A14.
Epstein, Lee & Tonja Jacobi. 2008. “Super Medians.” Stanford Law Review 61 : 37-100.
  • Subject of an article in the ABA Journal, July 1, 2010.
  • Research findings mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2009.
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2008. “The Bush Imprint on the Supreme Court: Why Conservatives Should Continue to Yearn and Liberals Should Not Fear.” Tulsa Law Review 43: 651-672 (Symposium).
  • Research findings described in the Legal Times, November 3, 2008.
Epstein, Lee, Barry Friedman & Nancy Staudt. 2008. “On the Capacity of the Roberts Court to Generate Consequential Precedent.” North Carolina Law Review 86: 1299-1332 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2007 Symposium on Precedent and the Roberts Court) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal & Chad Westerland. 2008. “The Increasing Importance of Ideology in the Nomination and Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices.” Drake Law Review 56: 609-635 (5th Annual American Judicature Society Symposium).
Staudt, Nancy, Barry Friedman & Lee Epstein. 2008. “On the Role of Ideological Homogeneity in Generating Consequential Constitutional Decisions.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 10: 361-386 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2007 Symposium on Positive Approaches to Constitutional Law and Theory) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Kevin Quinn, Andrew D. Martin & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2008.“On the Perils of Drawing Inferences about Supreme Court Justices from their First Few Years of Service.” Judicature 91: 168-179.
  • Winner of an “Exemplary Legal Writing” Honor, Long Article category. Presented by Green Bag, 2008.
  • Reprinted in An Almanac and Reader of Exemplary Legal Writing, Green Bag Press, 2008.
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2007. “Ideological Drift Among Supreme Court Justices: Who, When, and How Important?” Northwestern University Law Review 101: 1483-1542.
  • Research findings described in ABA Journal, July 2007, 25-27; The New Republic, June 18, 2007; the Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2007; Time magazine, April 26, 2007, 57; Washington Post, March 26, 2007, A13.
  • An abbreviated version of this paper appears in 101 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 127 (2007), followed by reflections from Stephen Burbank, Linda Greenhouse, and David Strauss.
Black, Ryan & Lee Epstein. 2007. “(Re-)Setting the Scholarly Agenda on Transjudicial Communication.” Law & Social Inquiry 32: 791-807.
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin & Christina Boyd. 2007. “On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part II.”. Vanderbilt Law Review 60: 801-846.
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Chad Westerland. 2007. “The Judicial Common Space.” Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 23: 303-325 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2005 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association and the 2005 Conference on Law and Positive Political Theory at Northwestern University School of Law).
Staudt, Nancy, Lee Epstein, & Peter Wiedenbeck. 2006. “The Ideological Component of Judging in the Taxation Context.” Washington University Law Review 84: 1797-1821 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2006 Conference on Regulating Business: Beyond Doctrine at Washington University School of Law) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin & Matthew Schneider. 2006. “On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part I.” Vanderbilt Law Review 59: 1811-1871 ( (Revised version of a paper presented at the Vanderbilt University, School of Law, 2006 Conference on Empirical Scholarship 2006) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2006. “Trumping the First Amendment. Journal of Law & Policy 21: 81-121 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2005 Conference on Rehnquist Court and the First Amendment at Washington University School of Law) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Rene Lindstadt, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Chad Westerland. 2006. “The Changing Dynamics of Senate Voting on Supreme Court Nominees.” Journal of Politics 68: 296-307.
  • Research findings described in the The New York Times, November 4, 2005, A1.
Baldez, Lisa, Lee Epstein, & Andrew D. Martin. 2006. “Does the U.S. Constitution Need an ERA?” Journal of Legal Studies 35: 243-283.
Staudt, Nancy, Lee Epstein, Peter J. Wiedenbeck, Rene Lindstadt, & Ryan J. Vander Wielen. 2005. “Judging Statutes: Interpretive Regimes.” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 38: 1909-1970 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal, Nancy Staudt & Rene Lindstadt. 2005. “The Role of Qualifications in the Confirmation of Nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Florida State University Law Review 32: 1145-1173 (Symposium).
Owens, Ryan J. & Lee Epstein. 2005. “Amici Curiae During the Rehnquist Years.” Judicature 89: 127-133 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Daniel E. Ho, Gary King, & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2005. “The Supreme Court During Crisis.” NYU Law Review 80: 1-116 (Revised version of papers presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, the 2004 Symposium on Fear and Risk Perception in Times of Democratic Crisis at the University of Missouri School of Law, and the 2003 Symposium on At War with Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at Florida International University School of Law).
  • Winner of the McGraw-Hill Award for the the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2006.
  • “Honorable Mention” for the Law and Society Association Article Prize, awarded to “recognize exceptional scholarship in the field of sociolegal studies for an article published in the previous two years.” Presented by the Law & Society Association, 2006.
  • Winner of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper delivered at the 2004 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Presented by the Midwest Political Science Association, 2005.
  • Winner of the Robert H. Durr Award for the best paper delivered at the 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association “applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem” Presented by the Midwest Political Science Association, 2005.
  • “Honorable Mention” for the American Judicature Society Award for the “best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s meeting of the American, Midwest, Northeastern, Southern, Southwest, or Western Political Science Associations.” Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2005.
  • Excerpted in Samuel Kernell and Steven S. Smith, eds. 2006 (3rd ed). Principles and Practice in American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Black, Ryan & Lee Epstein. 2005. “Recusals and the ‘Problem’ of an Equally Divided Supreme Court.” Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 7: 75-99 (Symposium).
  • Research findings described in the New York Times, November 16, 2010, A18.
Martin, Andrew D., Kevin Quinn, and Lee Epstein. 2005. “The Median Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.” North Carolina Law Review 83: 1275-1322 (Symposium).
  • Research findings described in the Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2006, A4; Washington Post, November 1, 2004, A19; the Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 28, 2004, A11.
WERL.2 2005. “On Tournaments for Appointing Great Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Southern California Law Review 78: 157-178 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin, Lisa Baldez, & Tasina Nitzschke. 2004. “Constitutional Sex Discrimination.” Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy 1: 11-68 (Inaugural issue of the journal).
Epstein, Lee. 2004. “Forecasting Supreme Court Decisions: Introduction.” Perspectives on Politics 2: 757-759.
Epstein, Lee and Jack Knight. 2004. “Building the Bridge from Both Sides of the River: Law and Society and Rational Choice.” Law & Society Review 38: 207-212.
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2004. “Does Age (Really) Matter? A Response to Manning, Carroll, and Carp.” Social Science Quarterly 85: 19-30.
Epstein, Lee & Gary King. 2003. “Building an Infrastructure for Empirical Research in Law.” Journal of Legal Education 53: 311-320 (with commentary from law school deans).
Epstein, Lee, Nancy Staudt, & Peter Wiedenbeck. 2003. “Judging Statutes: Thoughts on Statutory Interpretation and Notes for a Project on the Internal Revenue Code.” Journal of Law and Public Policy 35: 305-333 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 2002 annual Workshop on Empirical Taxation) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Andrew Martin. 2003. “The Norm of Prior Judicial Experience and Its Consequences for Career Diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court.” California Law Review 91: 903-966.
  • Research findings described in The National Law Journal, July 25, 2005, 27: 1.
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Andrew Martin. 2003. “Childress Lecture Symposium: The Political (Science) Context of Judging.” St. Louis University Law Journal 47: 783-817 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2003. “Constitutional Borrowing and Nonborrowing.” ICON, International Journal of Constitutional Law (NYU School of Law) 1:196-223 (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Jennifer Nicoll Victor. 2002. “Dynamic Agenda Setting on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Empirical Assessment.” Harvard Journal on Legislation 39: 395-433 (Revised version of papers presented at the 1997 meeting of the Conference Group on the Scientific Study of Judicial Politics and the 1997 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee & Gary King. 2002. “The Rules of Inference.” University of Chicago Law Review 69: 1-133; and Epstein, Lee & Gary King. 2002. “Empirical Research and the Goals of Legal Scholarship: A Response.” University of Chicago Law Review 69: 191-209.
  • To be translated into Portuguese for publication in Revista da Faculdade de Direito da UFRGS.
  • Translated into Chinese and published in 2004. Journal of Legal Methods.
  • Described in The Boston Globe, November 21, 2004, K5.
  • Subject of a symposium in the Journal of Legal Education in 53 (3) (2003) (Infrastructure discussion in Section IX).
  • Subject of a symposium in 2002. University of Chicago Law Review 69 (1).
Epstein, Lee & Olga Shvetsova. 2002. “Heresthetical Maneuvering on the U.S. Supreme Court.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 14: 93-122.
  • Translated into Spanish for publication in the Mexico Supreme Court of Justice’s Constitutional Courts and Democracy.
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Olga Shvetsova. 2002. “The Role of Constitutional Courts in the Establishment and Maintenance of Democratic Systems of Government.” Law & Society Review 35: 117-164 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2000 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association).
  • Reprinted in The Economics of Judicial Behaviour, ed. Lee Epstein. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Olga Shvetsova. 2001. “Comparing Judicial Selection Systems.” William & Mary Bill of Rights Law Journal 10:7-36 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2001 Conference on Constitutional Courts at Washington University School of Law) (Symposium).
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Andrew Martin. 2001. “The Supreme Court as a Strategic National Policy Maker.” Emory Law Journal 50 (2): 583-611 (Symposium).
  • Mentioned in the New York Times online, February 19, 2014
  • Main results reprinted in Lawless, Robbennolt & Ulen’s Empirical Methods in Law. Waltham, MA: Aspen.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2001. “Piercing the Veil: Justice William J. Brennan’s Account of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.” Yale Law and Policy Review 19: 341-379.
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Harold J. Spaeth. 2001. “The Norm of Consensus on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Journal of Political Science 45: 362-377.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2000. “Toward a Strategic Revolution in Judicial Politics: A Look Back, A Look Ahead.” Political Research Quarterly 53: 625-661 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 1995 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 2000. “Introduction: Symposium on Social Science, the Courts, and Law.” Judicature 83: 224-227.
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2000. “Measuring Issue Salience.” American Journal of Political Science 44: 66-83.
Epstein, Lee, Valerie Hoekstra, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Harold J. Spaeth. 1998. “Do Political Preferences Change? A Longitudinal Study of U.S. Supreme Court Justices.” Journal of Politics 60: 801-818 (Revised version of a paper presented at the 1995 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
Djupe, Paul A. & Lee Epstein. 1998. “From Schubert’s The Judicial Mind to Spaeth’s U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Data Base.” American Journal of Political Science 42: 1012-1019.
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal, & Timothy Johnson. 1996. “The Claim of Issue Creation on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Political Science Review 90: 845-852.
Knight, Jack & Lee Epstein. 1996. “The Norm of Stare Decisis.” American Journal of Political Science. 40: 1018-1035.
  • Reprinted in The Economics of Judicial Behaviour,, ed. Lee Epstein. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Excerpted in Walter F. Murphy, C. Herman Pritchett, Lee Epstein, & Jack Knight. 2005 (6th ed.). 2002 (5th ed.). Courts, Judges, & Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Knight, Jack & Lee Epstein. 1996. “On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy.” Law & Society Review 30: 87-130.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 1996. “Positive Political Theory and the Study of U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making: Understanding the Sex Discrimination Cases.” New York City Law Review 1: 155-201 (Inaugural issue of the journal).
Epstein, Lee & Carol Mershon. 1996. “Measuring Political Preferences.” American Journal of Political Science 40: 261-294.
Segal, Jeffrey A., Lee Epstein, Harold J. Spaeth, & Charles Cameron. 1995. “Ideological Values and the Votes of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Revisited.” Journal of Politics 57: 812-823 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1994 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 1994. “Exploring the Participation of Organized Interests in State Court Litigation.” Political Research Quarterly 47: 335-351. (Revised version of papers delivered at the 1992 annual meeting of the Law and Society Association and the 1989 annual meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 1993. “Interest Group Litigation During the Rehnquist Court Era.” Journal of Law and Politics (University of Virginia School of Law) 9: 639-717 (Symposium).
George, Tracey E. & Lee Epstein. 1992. “On the Nature of Supreme Court Decision Making.” American Political Science Review 86: 323-337 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1991 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
  • Listed in 1999. “The Top 25 American Political Science Review Articles Most Frequently Downloaded from JSTOR,” PS, (September): 654.
  • Reprinted in Alan Ware, ed. 1995. The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government, Volume 1. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate.
  • Reprinted in Kermit Hall, ed. 1995. Equal Justice Under Law: The Supreme Court in American Life. New York: Carlson.
George, Tracey & Lee Epstein. 1991 “Women’s Rights Litigation in the 1980s: More of the Same?” Judicature 74: 314-321.
Epstein, Lee & C.K. Rowland. 1991. “Debunking the Myth of Interest Group Invincibility in the Courts.” American Political Science Review 85: 205-217 (Revised version of papers delivered at the 1989 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association and at the 1988 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association).
Epstein, Lee & Charles D. Hadley. 1990. “On the Treatment of Political Parties in the U.S. Supreme Court, 1900-1986.” Journal of Politics 52: 413-432 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1987 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 1990. “Interviewing U.S. Supreme Court Justices and Interest Group Attorneys.” Judicature 73: 196-198 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1986 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee, Thomas Walker, & William J. Dixon. 1989. “The Supreme Court and Criminal Justice Disputes: A Neo-Institutional Perspective.” American Journal of Political Science 33: 825-841 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1987 meeting of the American Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee & Karen O’Connor. 1988. “States and the Supreme Court: An Examination of Litigation Outcomes.” Social Science Quarterly 68: 660-674 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1985 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association).
Walker, Thomas, Lee Epstein, & William J. Dixon. 1988. “On the Mysterious Demise of Consensual Norms in the United States Supreme Court.” Journal of Politics 50: 361-389.
  • Reprinted in Kermit Hall, ed. 1995. Equal Justice Under Law: The Supreme Court in American Life. New York: Carlson.
Epstein, Lee & Karen O’Connor. 1987. “States before the U.S. Supreme Court: Direct Representation in Cases involving Criminal Rights.” Judicature 70: 305-306 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1983 meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association).
  • Reprinted in Elliot Slotnick, ed. 1992. Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature. Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1985. “Bridging the Gap between Congress and the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and the Erosion of the American Rule Governing Awards of Attorneys Fees.” Western Political Quarterly 38: 238-249 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1983 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association).
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1984. “Rebalancing the Scales of Justice: An Assessment of Public Interest Law.” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 4: 483-505 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1983 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association).
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1984. “A Legal Voice for the Chicano Community: The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1968-1982.” Social Science Quarterly 65: 245-256.
  • Reprinted in Rudolfo de la Garza et al., eds. 1985. The Mexican American Experience. University of Texas Press.
  • Reprinted in F. Chris Garcia, ed. 1989. Latinos and the Political System. Notre Dame University Press
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1983. “Beyond Legislative Lobbying: Women’s Rights Groups and the Supreme Court.” Judicature 67:134-143.
  • Reprinted in Elliot Slotnick, ed. 1992. Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature. Chicago, IL: American Judicature Society.
  • Reprinted in Kermit Hall, ed. 1995. Equal Justice Under Law: The Supreme Court in American Life. New York: Carlson.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1983. “Sex and the Supreme Court: An Analysis of Support for Gender-Based Claims.” Social Science Quarterly 64: 327-331.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1983. “The Rise of Conservative Interest Group Litigation.”Journal of Politics 45: 479-489 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1982 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).
  • Reprinted in Sheldon Goldman and Austin Sarat, eds. 1988 (2nd ed.). American Court Systems. W.H. Freeman and Co.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1983. “Court Rules and Workload: A Case Study of Rules Governing Amicus Curiae Participation.” Justice System Journal 8: 35-45 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1982 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association).
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1982. “The Importance of Interest Group Involvement in Employment Discrimination Litigation.” Howard Law Journal 23: 301-321 (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1981 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association).
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1981. “Amicus Curiae Participation in U.S. Supreme Court Litigation: An Appraisal of ‘Hakman’s Folklore’.” Law & Society Review 16: 311-320.
  • Reprinted in Henry Glick, ed. 1990. Courts in American Politics. McGraw-Hill.

2.4 Book Sections

Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Andrew D. Martin (in press). “Some Ideas on How Political Scientists Can Develop Real World Implications from Their Research.” In Making Law and Courts Research Relevant: Normative Implications of Empirical Research, ed. Brandon Bartels & Chris W. Bonneau. Routledge.
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2012. “Judicial Selection.” In The Oxford Companion to American Politics. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 2012.“The Supreme Court of the United States.” In The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, ed. Margaret E. Crahan, Craig N. Murphy, and Ayse Kaya. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee Andrew D. Martin, Kevin Quinn, & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2012. “Ideology and the Study of Judicial Behavior.” In Ideology, Psychology, and Law, ed. Jon Hanson. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2010. “Quantitative Approaches to Empirical Legal Research.” In The Oxford Handbook on Empirical Legal Studies, ed. Peter Cane and Herbert Kritzer. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2009. “Nominating Federal Judges and Justices.” In The Oxford Handbook on the American Presidency, ed. George C. Edwards III and William G. Howell. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee. 2008. “The U.S. Supreme Court.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics, ed. Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira. Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2005. “Coding Variables.” In The Handbook of Social Measurement, ed. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard. Academic Press.
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Andrew Martin. 2004. “Constitutional Interpretation from a Strategic Perspective.” In Making Policy, Making Law: An Interbranch Perspective, ed. Mark Miller & Jeb Barnes. Georgetown University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2004. “Courts and Judges.” In The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society, ed. Austin Sarat. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Knight, Jack & Lee Epstein. 2004. “Institutionalizing Constitutional Democracy: A Strategic Analysis of the Role of Courts.” In Politics from Anarchy to Democracy, ed., I. Morris J. Oppenheimer & K.E. Soltan. Stanford University Press.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2003. “Walter F. Murphy.” In Pioneers of Judicial Behavior, ed. Nancy Maveety. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Epstein, Lee & Lynn Mather. 2003. “Beverly Blair Cook.” In Pioneers of Judicial Behavior, ed. Nancy Maveety. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Epstein, Lee. “Foreword.” 2002 (2nd ed.). 2000 (1st ed.). In The U.S. Supreme Court and the Political Process, ed. by David Ryden. Georgetown University Press.
Epstein, Lee, Jack Knight, & Olga Shvetsova. 2002. “Selecting Selection Systems.” In Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. Stephen B. Burbank & Barry Friedman. American Academy of Political and Social Science/Sage Publications (Revised version of a paper presented at the 2000 meeting of the Conference Group on the Scientific Study of Judicial Politics).
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 2002. “The Strategic John Marshall (and Thomas Jefferson).” In Marbury versus Madison: Documents and Commentary, ed. Mark A. Graber & Michael Perhac. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Epstein, Lee. “Foreword.” 2000. In Constitutional Process: A Social Choice Analysis of Supreme Court Decision Making, written by Maxwell L. Stearns. University of Michigan Press.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 1999. “Mapping Out the Strategic Terrain: The Informational Role of Amici Curiae.” In Institutional Approaches to Supreme Court Decision Making, ed. Cornell Clayton & Howard Gillman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Epstein, Lee. 1996. “Beverly Blair Cook.” In Women In Law, ed. Rebecca Mae Salokar & Mary Volcansek. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Epstein, Lee, Joseph F. Kobylka, & Joseph F. Stewart, Jr. 1995. “A Theory of Interest Groups and Litigation.” In Research in Law and Policy Studies, ed. Stuart Nagel. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1987 annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 1995. “Studying Law and Courts.” In “Contemplating Courts, ed. Lee Epstein. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 1995. “The Role of the Court in American Society: Playing the Reconstruction Game.” In “Contemplating Courts, ed. Lee Epstein. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Main, Eleanor, Lee Epstein, & Debra Elovich. 1992. “Interest Groups in Georgia.” In Interest Groups in the South, ed. Clive Thomas & Ronald Hrebenar. University of Alabama Press (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1986 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association).
Epstein, Lee. 1991. “Courts and Interest Groups.” In The American Courts: A Critical Assessment, ed. Charles Johnson & John Gates. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Epstein, Lee, Karen O’Connor, & Diana Grub. 1986. “Legal Systems of the Middle East: The Cases of Israel and Egypt.” In Legal Traditions and Systems, ed. Alan Katz. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Epstein, Lee & C.K. Rowland. 1986. “Interest Groups in Court: Do Interest Groups Fare Better?” In Interest Group Politics (2nd ed.) Allen Cigler and Burdett Loomis. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1985. “The Reagan Administration and Abortion Policy.” In The Reagan Administration and Human Rights, ed. Tinsley E. Yarbrough. New York: Praeger (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1984 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association).
O’Connor, Karen & Lee Epstein. 1984. “The Role of Interest Groups in Supreme Court Policy Formation.” In Public Policy Formation, ed. Robert Eyestone. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press (Revised version of a paper delivered at the 1983 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).

2.5 Working Papers

Epstein, Lee, Andrew D. Martin & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2012. “Must Grants, Clear Denials, and Mid-Level Politics: The First Step Toward a Bounded Discretion Model of Certiorari Decisions.” Presented at the 2012 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL.
Epstein, Lee, Christopher M. Parker, & Jeffrey A. Segal “Do Justices Defend the Speech They Hate? In-Group Bias, Opportunism, and the First Amendment.” Presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago IL.
  • Research findings described in the New York Times (Opinionator), August 22, 2012

2.6 Short Pieces

Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2012.“The Supreme Court (through the 2011 Term).” (For the New York Times, October 1.)
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2012. “A Brief Report on the Roberts Court and Free Speech.” (For the New York Times, January 7.)
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2011. “The Voting Behavior of Clarence Thomas”. (For the New York Times, October 22.)
Epstein, Lee & Thomas G. Walker. 2011. “The Post-Court Activities of Supreme Court Justices: Is Sandra Day OConnor Unique?” (For the Washington Post, November 6; see also LA Times, July 25, 2012.)
Epstein, Lee, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. 2010. “Is the Roberts Court Pro-Business?”. (For the New York Times, December 20.)
  • Study also discussed in The Economist, June 23, 2011; American Prospect; cnbc.com, June 27, 2011; National Review,December 20, 2010.
Boyd, Christina L. & Lee Epstein. 2009. “Female Justices Make A Difference,” Washington Post, May 3. (Also published in Oakland Tribune, May 10, 2009; San Mateo County Times, May 10, 2009; Contra Costa Times, May 10, 2009; Alameda Times-Star, May 10, 2009; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 5, 2009; Miami Herald, May 5, 2009; Virginian-Pilot, May 5, 2009; Chapel Hill Herald, May 3, 2009.)
Epstein, Lee, Christina L. Boyd & Andrew D. Martin. 2008. “The Unseen Deciders.” Miller-McCune, October.
Ryan Owens & Lee Epstein 2008. “Interest Groups.” In Enyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. David S. Tanenhaus. Macmillan.
Epstein, Lee, Jeffrey A. Segal & Harold J. Spaeth. 2008. The Blackmun Digital Archive. Law and Courts (Spring) 28-30.
Epstein, Lee, Nancy Staudt, Thomas G. Walker, Jason Roberts & Scott Hendrickson. 2007. The U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database. Law and Courts (Spring): 14-15.
Epstein, Lee & Andrew D. Martin. 2007. “Statistical Inference.” In Encyclopedia of Law & Society, ed. David C. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Owens, Ryan & Lee Epstein. 2007. “Judicial Decision Making.” In Encyclopedia of Law & Society, ed. David C. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gibson, Tobias & Lee Epstein. 2007. “Judicial Selection.” In Encyclopedia of Law & Society, ed. David C. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Epstein, Lee & Jeffrey A. Segal. 2005. “Changing Room: The Court’s Dynamics Have a Way of Altering a Justice’s Approach to the Law.” The Washington Post, November 20: B01.
Martin, Andrew D., Kevin M. Quinn, & Lee Epstein. 2005. “The “Rehnquist” Court (?)” Law and Courts (Spring): 18-23. (Symposium.)
Epstein, Lee. 2003. “The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited: Introduction.” Law and Courts (Summer): 10-11. (Symposium.)
Epstein, Lee. 2001. “Gregg v. Georgia.” (1976). In The Oxford Companion to American Law, ed. Kermit L. Hall, et al. New York: Oxford University Press.
Epstein, Lee. 2000. “Professional Development.” Law and Courts 10 (Spring): 1,3.
Epstein, Lee. 2000. “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” Law and Courts 10 (Summer):1, 3-4.
Epstein, Lee. 1999.“The Comparative Advantage.” Law and Courts 9 (Winter): 1-6.
Epstein, Lee & Jack Knight. 1997. “The New Institutionalism, Part II.” Law and Courts 7 (Spring): 4-9.
Epstein, Lee. 1992. “A Better Way to Appoint Justices.” The Christian Science Monitor, 17 March.
  • To be reprinted in Vicki Jackson & Mark Tushnet, Comparative Constitutional Law, Foundation Press.
  • Reprinted in Susan Low Bloch, Vicki Jackson & Tom Krattenmaker, eds. 2007. Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures. West Publishing.
  • Reprinted in Vicki C. Jackson & Mark Tushnet. 1999. Comparative Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials. New York: Foundation Press.
  • Reprinted in Susan Low Bloch & Tom Krattenmaker, eds. Supreme Court Politics: The Institution and Its Procedures. West Publishing.
  • Reprinted in Spring 1992. In the Washington University Alumni Magazine.
  • Reprinted on March 23, 1992. In the San Diego Union Tribune.

2.7 Book Reviews

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Greenhouse. Jotwell, September 12, 2012.
Strategic Selection: Presidential Nominations of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover Through George W. Bush, by Christine L. Nemacheck. Political Science Quarterly 122 (2007-08): 664-665.
“Who Shall Interpret the Constitution”: A Review of Congress and the Constitution, edited by Neal Devins and Keith E. Whittington. Texas Law Review 84 (5) (2006): 1307-1315.
Greed, Chaos, and Governance: Using Public Choice to Improve Public Law, by Jerry L. Mashaw. American Political Science Review 92 (1998):205
Public Choice and Public Law, by Maxwell L. Stearns. Law and Politics Book Review 7 (1997): 359-360.
Battles on the Bench, by Phillip J. Cooper. Law and Politics Book Review 6 (1996):23-26.
Property Rights and the Constitution, by Dennis J. Coyle. Law and Politics Book Review 3 (1993):105-108.
The Supreme Court and Partisan Realignment, by John B. Gates and The Judicial Response to the New Deal, by Richard A. Maidment. American Political Science Review 87 (1993): 792-793.
The Poor in Court, by Susan Lawrence. American Political Science Review 86 (1991): 245-246
The Hollow Hope, by Gerald Rosenberg. Law and Politics Book Review (1991):138-142.
In Defense of American Liberties, by Samuel Walker. American Political Science Review 85 (1991): 251-252.
Packing the Courts, by Herman Schwartz. Presidential Studies Quarterly 20 (1990): 855-857.
Judicial Review and American Democracy, by Albert Melone and George Mace. Presidential Studies Quarterly 20 (1990): 846-848.
A Mob Intent on Death: The NAACP and the Arkansas Riot Cases, by Richard C. Cortner. American Political Science Review 84 (1990): 296-297.
Judges and Legislators: Toward Institutional Comity, by Robert Katzman, editor. American Political Science Review 83 (1989):1387-1388.

2.8 Research Grants

2.8.1 External Research Grants

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (Law), 2013-2014
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SES-0921869, 2009-2013
National Science Foundation (Political Science, Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics), SES-0751966, 2008-2009
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), Supplement to SES-0450934, 2005-2008
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SES-0450934, 2005-2008
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SGER-0440870, 2004
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SES- 0241418, 2003-04
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SES-0079963, 2000-03
National Science Foundation (Political Science, Support for Ph.D. student), SBR-9709926, 1997-98
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SBR-9614130, 1997-2001
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SBR-9631256, 1996-2000
National Science Foundation (Political Science), SBR-9511560, 1995-99
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences; Political Science), SBR-9320284, 1994-98
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences), SES-9024640, 1991-94
National Science Foundation (Law & Social Sciences) RUE supplement to SES-9024640, 1991-94
Earhart Foundation, 1988-89

2.8.2 Internal Research Grants

Weidenbaum Center, Washington University, 2002
Israel Treiman Faculty Fellowship, Washington University School of Law, 2001-02
Center for New Institutional Social Science (with Olga Shvetsova), Washington University, 2000-2001
Business, Law, and Economics Center, Washington University, 1992-1993
Southern Methodist University, 1990, 1987

3 Education

B.A. Emory University, Political Science, Sociology (with High Honors), 1980

M.A. Emory University, Political Science, 1982

Ph.D. Emory University, Political Science, 1983

4 Professional Activities

4.1 Service

American Academy of Political and Social Science—Board of Directors, member, 2007-2013
American Judicature Society— Board of Directors, member, 1998-2004; Nominating Committee, member, 1999-2001; Membership Committee, member, 1999-2001
American Political Science Association— Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award Committee, member, 2010-11; Development Committee, member, 2005-08; Corwin Award Committee, chair, 2001-02; Committee to Select the Best Political Science Publication in the Field of U.S. National Policy, member, 1999-00; Program Committee, member (Law and Courts Section), 1997, 1993; Committee on Organized Sections, chair, 1998-99, member, 1995-1997
American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section— Service Award Committee, chair, 2014; Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, member, 2007-08; Nominations Committee, chair, 2006-07; Ad Hoc Committee on Mentoring, member, 2005-06 ; Chair, 1999-00; Chair-elect, 1998-99; Executive Committee, member, 1996-98; Awards Committee, chair, 1998, 1992; Law and Courts, editorial board, 2013-14; columnist, 1996-98; Short Course, co-convenor, 1993, participant, 2001, 2000, 1995, 1992; Nominations Committee, member, 1990
Association of American Law Schools, Section on Law and Social Sciences—Executive Committee, member, 2007-08
Conference Group on the Scientific Study of Judicial Politics—Conference Organizer, 1996
Institute for Law and Politics, University of Minnesota—Advisory Board, member, 2007-
International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE)—President, 2012-13; 1st Vice President, 2011-12; Second Vice President, 2010-11
Law & Society Association—Kalven Prize Committee, member, 2010-11; Committee on Membership, chair, 2007-08 ; member, 2005-06; Program Planning Committee (2005 meeting), member, 2004-05; Minority Fellowship Advisory Board, member, 2004- ; Didactic Workshop Committee, member, 2003-04; Jacobs Book Award Committee, member, 2003; Publications Committee, member, 2001-03; Board of Trustees, member, 2000-03; Graduate Student Workshop, faculty facilitator, 1997, 1995, 1994; participant, 2010; Summer Institute, participant, 2001
Law School Admission Council—Grants Subcommittee, chair, 2008- ; member, 2005-08
Midwest Political Science Association—Program Co-Chair, 2009; Ad Hoc Committee on Journals, member, 2005-06 ; President, 2002-03; President-Elect, 2001-02; Committee to Select a New Press for the American Journal of Political Science, member, 2001; Committee to Select the E-AJPS Editor, member, 2000-; Committee to Select the New Executive Director, member, 2000; Journal Committee, chair, 1999-00; Program Chair, 1998; Publications Committee, member, 1998-99; Nominating Committee, chair, 1994-95; Nominating Committee, member, 1993-94; Executive Council, member, 1992-95
National Science Foundation— Committee of Visitors, 2008; Political Science Workshop on Infrastructure, Participant, 1999; Law and Social Sciences Program Advisory Panel, member, 1994-96; Project on the Supreme Court Board of Overseers, member, 1987-96
Southern Political Science Association— Committee to Select the Editor of the Journal of Politics, member, 1998-99; Committee to Select the Best Conference Paper, chair, 1996; Executive Council, member, 1994- ; V. O. Key Book Award Committee, member, 1993-94; Investment Committee, chair, 1992-93; Membership Committee, member, 1985-1990; Program Committee (Law and Courts section), member, 1989
Southwestern Political Science Association— Committee to Select the Best Conference Paper, member, 1987
Women’s Caucus for Political Science— Nominations Committee, member, 1999; Mentoring Panel, participant, 1999

4.2 Conference Participation3

American Political Science Association—Discussant, 2009, 2007 (Women & Politics pre-conference), 2002, 2001, 1992, 1989; Panel/Roundtable Chair, 2013, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1986; Roundtable Participant, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1988; Paper Presenter, 2013, 2012, 2008,2000, 1995, 1990, 1987, 1984, 1983
Association of American Law Schools—National meeting: Roundtable participant, 2014 (scheduled), 2010, 2008, 2007; Plenary Session Participant, 2006. Constitutional Law, Roundtable participant, 2008;
Conference on Empirical Legal Studies—Keynote Speaker, 2008; Discussant, 2012 , 2010, 2006; Paper Presenter, 2007, 2006; Panel Chair, 2007, 2006
Law & Society Association— Discussant, 1997, 1988; Panel Chair, 2010, 1997, 1989; Paper Presenter, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983, 1981; Roundtable participant, 2010, 2004, 2002
Midwest Political Science Association— Discussant, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1996, 1989, 1988; Panel Chair, 2013, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1986; Paper Presenter, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990,1989, 1987, 1984, 1983, 1982,1981; Roundtable Participant, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1998
Northeastern Political Science Association— Paper Presenter, 1983
Southern Political Science Association— Discussant, 1998, 1987, 1984; Panel Chair, 1996, 1987; Roundtable Participant, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1986; Paper Presenter, 1986, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1981
Southwestern Political Science Association— Paper Presenter, 1989, 1987; Roundtable Participant, 1988

5 Editorial Responsibilities

5.1 Editor/Editorial Boards/Web

Associate Editor— Law & Society Review, 1998-00
Blogger—JOTWELL (Courts & Law), 2011- ; Balkinization, 2007-10
Co-Editor— Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, 2007-
Editor—
Editorial & Advisory Boards (member)— American Journal of Political Science, 2001-06, 1991-1993; American Political Science Review, 1992-1995; American Politics Research (formerly American Politics Quarterly), 2001- ; Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007- ; GreenBag Almanac & Reader, 2012- ICON: International Journal of Constitutional Law (NYU Law School), 2001-2009; Journal of Politics, 1993-1997; Judicature, 2012- ; Law and Courts, 2005-07; 2013- Law and Courts SSRN, 2005-; Law & Courts PSN, 2007-; Law & Policy, 2008-; Law and Politics Book Review, 1992-99; Law and Positive Political Theory Abstracting Journal, 2005- ; Law and Social Inquiry (Journal of the American Bar Foundation), 2001-05; Law and Society Review, 2000-07,1995-98; Oxford Handbooks Online, Editorial Advisory Board (Political Science), 2012-; Political Research Quarterly (formerly Western Political Quarterly), 1992-96; Politics and Governance, 2012-; Social Science Quarterly, 1994-
Web Master— American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section, 1997-2002

5.2 Manuscript Reviews

Article-Length Manuscript Reviews— Adelaide Law Review, American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Politics Quarterly; American Review of Politics; Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics; Congress & the Presidency; European Journal of Political Research; Harvard Law Review; International Review of Law and Economics; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law; Journal of Law & Courts; Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Journal of Theoretical Politics; Journal of Politics; Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy; Judicature; Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology; Justice System Journal; Law & Policy; Law & Social Inquiry; Law & Society Review; Legislative Studies Quarterly; Perspectives on Politics; Political Behavior; Political Research Quarterly; Politics & Policy; Polity; PS: Political Science and Politics; Public Opinion Quarterly; Social Science Journal; Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Supreme Court Economic Review, University of British Columbia Law Review
Book-Length Manuscript/Proposal Reviews— Blackwell Publishing; Cambridge University Press; CQ Press; Duke University Press; John Wiley; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; Houghton-Mifflin; Northwestern University Press; Oxford University Press; Prentice Hall; Princeton University Press; Routledge, Taylor & Francis; Sage Publications; St. Martin’s; University of Chicago Press; University of Michigan Press; University Press of Kansas; University Press of Virginia; University of Tennessee Press; Westview Press; Yale University Press
Grant Proposal Reviews— American Judicature Society; Earhart Foundation; Law School Admissions Council; National Science Foundation (Instrumentation, Political Science, Law and Social Science, Sociology); Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy

6 University Activities

6.1 University-Level

Social Sciences Transformative Hiring Advisory Committee, USC—member, 2011-12
Presidential Search Committee, Northwestern—member, 2008-09
Legal Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Northwestern—member, 2007-09
Internal Reviewer, Office of Administration and Planning, Northwestern—member, 2009
Inauguration Planning Committee, Northwestern—member, 2009
Academic Freedom and Tenure Hearing Committee, Washington U.—member, 2002
Senate Council Committee on Gender Pay Equity, Washington U.— member, 1997-02
Association of Women Faculty’s Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Washington U.—co-author of the final report, 1999 (covered in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 24, 1999, B1); member, 1997-99
Board of Trustees Honorary Degree Committee, Washington U.—member, 1996-97
Assembly Series Committee, Washington U.—member, 1992-95
Book Store Policy Committee, Washington U.— member, 1992-95
Chancellor’s Symposium, section on Undergraduate Education, Washington U.— co-organizer, 1994
Provost’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education, Washington U.—member, 1992-94 (also member of subcommittees on Teaching; Objectives; and Housing)

6.2 Law School

Appointments Committee (Lateral), USC—chair, 2013-14; member, 2012-13, 2011-12
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS), USC–executive committee member, 2013-14
Search Committee for Director of the Law Library, USC—member, 2012-13
Academic Scholars Program, Northwestern—co-director, 2009-2011
Academic Placement Committee, Northwestern—member, 2009-2011
Personnel Committee, Northwestern—chair, 2007-08; member, 2009-2010; member (entry level), 2006-07; public law subcommittee, member, 2010-11; political theory subcommittee, member, 2010-11
J.D./Ph.D. Program Development, Northwestern—member, 2006-07
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Washington U.—Advisory Board, member, 1999-06
Institute for Global Legal Studies, Washington U.—Advisory Board, member, 2000-06 ; Co-organizer of the Conference on Constitutional Courts, 2001
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee to Select a Dean of the Law School, Washington U.—member, 1997-99

6.3 Arts & Sciences

Faculty Advisory Board, USC Journal of Law and Society, USC—member, 2013-
Personnel Committee for the Social Sciences, USC—member, 2011-
Search Committees, Washington U.—chair, 2003-04 (Women’s Studies/Political Science); member, 2002-03 (Applied Statistics Program); member, 2002-03 (Center for New Institutional Social Science); member, 2001-02 (Education Department); chair, 1998-1999; (Women’s Studies/Political Science); member, 1997-98 (African & Afro-American Studies Program)
Academic Planning Committee for Arts and Sciences, Washington U.— member, 2001-05
Dean’s Initiative on the External Review of Departments, Washington U.—Department Review Coordinator, 2000-05
International and Area Studies Program, Executive Committee, Washington U.—member, 2002-03
Review Committee on Faculty Personnel Procedures, Washington U.—member, 1998-01
Faculty Research Grants Committee, Washington U.—member, 1996-98
Dean’s Advisory Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Personnel, Washington U.—vice-chair, 1996-97; member, 1994-96
Dean’s Committee on Graduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities, Washington U.—member, 1994-95 Student Life, Washington U.—contributor, 1995
Board of College Advisors, Washington U.— member, 1993-95
Faculty Selection Committee for the Lien Scholarship, Washington U.—member, 2000, 1994, 1993, 1992
LAUNCH (Freshman Camp), Washington U.—workshop leader, 1993, 1992

6.4 Political Science

Strategic Planning Committee, USC–member, 2012-
Search Committees, USC— member, 2013-14 (Political Choice & Behavior); member, 2011-12 (chair of Political Science)
Steering Committee of the Politics and International Relations Program, USC—member, 2011-12
Department Chair, Washington U.—2002-03, 1995-99
Graduate Program, , Washington U.—acting director, 1994-95
Graduate Student Admissions Committee, Washington U.—chair, 1995; member, 1993, 1994
Political Science Discussion Series, Washington U.— chair, 1994-95
Recruitment Committees, Washington U.— member, 2005-06; chair, 2004-05, 2003-04, 1996-97, 1993-94, 1999-00; member, 1991-92, 1992-93, 2002-03
Strategic Planning Committee, Washington U.— member, 2004-05; chair, 1993

6.5 University Awards

Outstanding First-Year Course Professor, Student Bar Association (Northwestern U.), 2011
Outstanding Small Class Professor, Honorable Mention, Student Bar Association (Northwestern U.), 2009
Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award (Washington U.), 2003
Alumni Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Award (Washington U.), 2002
Professor of the Year Award, Undergraduate Political Science Association (Washington U.), 2000
Faculty of the Year Award, Student Union (Washington U.), 2000
Outstanding Faculty Member, Women’s Panhellenic Association, 1999
Rotunda Teaching Award (SMU), 1987-88; 1990-91
Margareta Deschner Teaching Award (SMU), 1988

Appendix A. Previous Academic Appointments

Northwestern University
Henry Wade Rogers Professor (University-wide chair), 2008-11
Beatrice Kuhn Professor of Law, 2006-08
Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2005
Washington University in St. Louis
Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, 1998-06
Professor of Law, 2000-06
Chair of the Political Science Department, 1995-99, 2003
Professor of Political Science, 1993-98
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1991-93
SMU
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1989-9
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1986-89
Emory University
Assistant Professor/Instructor of Political Science, 1983-86

Appendix B. Honors, Awards, Citations, Rankings

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (Law), for 2013-14 academic year
Law & Courts Service Award, for service to the section and the profession. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2013
Among the top 50 most influential political scientists of all time, based on an analysis of citations by Scholarometer
Named an International Visiting Professor, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya, March 2014
Named a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Visiting Scholar, for 2013-14 academic year
Outstanding First-Year Course Professor, from the Student Bar Association at Northwestern University School of Law, 2011. (One winner per academic year.)
The Lasting Contribution Award “for a book or journal article, 10 years or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts,” The Choices Justices Make. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2010.
A Best Free Reference Website Award for The U.S. Supreme Court Database, from “MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference” section of Association of the American Library Association, 2010
Outstanding Small Class Professor, Honorable Mention, from the Student Bar Association at Northwestern University School of Law, 2009.
“Exemplary Legal Writing” Honor (Long Article category) for On the Perils of Drawing Inferences about Supreme Court Justices from their First Few Years of Service. Presented by Green Bag, 2008.
Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper delivered at the 2007 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, for Untangling the Causal Effect of Sex on Judging, Presented by the Midwest Political Science Association, 2008.
Outstanding Academic Title List for 2007 for The Supreme Court Compendium. Presented by Choice, 2008.
Listed in Leiter’s Most Cited Law Professors by Specialty, 2000-2007. Ranked 2nd in Law & Social Science.
Listed in The Political Science 400: A 20-Year Update (400 most cited political scientists since 1960). Among most cited scholars by cohort and 18th most-cited woman. In PS, January 2007.
McGraw-Hill Award for the the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist for The Effect of War on the Supreme Court. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2006.
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2006-
“Honorable Mention” for the Law and Society Association Article Prize for The Effect of War on the Supreme Court. Presented by the Law and Society Association, 2006.
Fellow-Eligible, Center for Advanced Studies, 2005- .
“Honorable Mention” for the American Judicature Society Award for The Effect of War on the Supreme Court. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 2005.
Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper delivered at the 2004 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, for The Effect of War on the Supreme Court. Presented by the Midwest Political Science Association, 2005.
Robert H. Durr Award for the best paper delivered at the 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association “applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem,” for The Effect of War on the Supreme Court. Presented by the Midwest Political Science Association, 2005.
Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2004-
Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University, 2003
Teaching and Mentoring Award for the Constitutional Law for a Changing America series. Presented by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association and supported by a contribution from the Division for Public Education of the American Bar Association, 2003.
President, Midwest Political Science Association, 2002-03
Alumni Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington University, 2002
Professor of the Year Award, Undergraduate Political Science Association, Washington University, 2000
Faculty of the Year Award, Student Union, Washington University, 2000
Outstanding Faculty Member, Women’s Panhellenic Association, Washington University, 1999
Chair, Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science, 1999-00
Associate Editor, Law & Society Review, 1998-00
C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book published on law and courts for The Choices Justices Make. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 1998
“Outstanding Academic Reference Book in Political Science, Published over the Past 5 Years for The Supreme Court Compendium. Presented by Choice, 1998
“Excellent Reference, 1995’s Best Research Tools (Law)” for The Supreme Court Compendium. In Lingua franca, 1995
“Best Legal Reference Books of 1994” for The Supreme Court Compendium. In the American Association of Law Libraries, 87 Law Library Journal, 1995
“Special Recognition” honor, for The Supreme Court Compendium. Presented by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 1994
“Outstanding Academic Book Award,” for The Supreme Court Compendium. Presented by Choice, 1994
“Honorable Mention” award for The Supreme Court Compendium. Presented by the Association of American Publishers, 1994
Rotunda Teaching Award, SMU, 1990-91; 1987-88
Margareta Deschner Teaching Award, SMU, 1988

Appendix C. Invited Talks

Scheduled (2014)
  • Bucknell University (Phi Beta Kappa talks)
  • FGV, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Conference on Quantitative and Qualitative Empirical Views of Constitutional Courts
  • Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Israel, Keynote Speaker, Conference on How Do Judges Decide—Empirical and Theoretical Insights
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Monterrey, CA
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Seminar
  • University of Chicago, Conference on Testing the Constitution: The Empirics of Constitutional Doctrine
  • UCLA, Anderson School of Management, Marschak Colloquium
  • University of Haifa, Faculty Workshop
  • University of Michigan, Political Science
  • William & Mary Law School, Dunn Scholar
  • William & Mary Law School, George Wythe Lecture
2014
  • Reed College, Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, The U.S. Supreme Court Today …and Tomorrow
  • UCLA, Extension, Beyond the Headlines series, The U.S. Supreme Court Today …and Tomorrow
  • USC, Meet-4-Lunch, The Supreme Court
2013
  • Appellate Judges Education Institute, Judicial Behavior, San Diego CA
  • Cornell College, Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, The U.S. Supreme Court Today …and Tomorrow
  • Cornell College, Political Activism course, Judicial Activism
  • Cornell College, Constitutional Law course, Judicial Behavior
  • District of Rhode Island, Judicial Conference, Providence RI, Judicial Behavior
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judges, Judicial Behavior
  • Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, Faculty Workshop, The Auditioners
  • Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, Tax Policy Colloquium, commentator
  • Normative Implications of Empirical Research Workshop, Washington, D.C., Some Ideas on How Political Scientists Can Develop Real World Implications from Their Research
  • Provost’s Retreat, Palos Verde, CA, The U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • Southwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, The U.S. Supreme Court Today …and Tomorrow
  • Southwestern University, Issues in Constitutional Law course, The Roberts Court
  • UCLA Extension, Beyond the Headlines series, The Supreme Court in the Aftermath of the 2012 Elections
  • University of Chicago/Journal of Legal Studies Conference, Revisiting the Ideological Rankings of Supreme Court Justice (with William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner)
  • USC, Law Leadership Society, The Supreme Court in the Aftermath of the 2012 Elections
  • USC, Seminar on American Politics and Policy Processes
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, The U.S. Supreme Court Today …and Tomorrow
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Course on the First Amendment, Do Justices Defend the Speech They Hate? In-Group Bias, Opportunism, and the First Amendment
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Seminar on American Government, The Roberts Court
  • Washington University, Introduction of Andrew Martin as the new Charles Nagel Chair
  • Western Empirical Legal Studies, UCLA Law, Keynote Speaker, On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies
2012
  • Emory University, Conference on Institutions and Law Making Must Grants, Clear Denials, and Mid-level Politics: The Supreme Court’s Certiorari Decisions (paper presented in absentia)
  • Florida International University, Annual Junior Federal Courts Workshop, commentator
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Appellate Practice Institute, Keynote Speaker
  • Pasadena Senior Center, The Supreme Court and the Elections of 2012
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, Was There Ever Such a Thing as Judicial Self-Restraint?
  • USC Law, 1L Orientation, The Supreme Court and the Elections of 2012
  • USC, Seminar on Law & Public Policy, The Supreme Court and the Elections of 2012
  • USC, Seminar on American Politics and Policy Processes
  • USC Law, Supreme Court Review, moderator
  • USC, Constitution Day Panel, moderator
  • Washington University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, The Auditioners
2011
2010
2009
  • American Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, Conducting Empirical Legal Research
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Faculty Workshop,
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, Supreme Court Update Summer Institute, Judiciary Act of 2009
  • Duke University School of Law, Law Journal Symposium, Economic Trends and Judicial Outcomes
  • George Washington University Law School, Conference on Rethinking the Law Governing the Structure and Operation of the Supreme Court, presentation on limiting the term of the Chief Justice
  • International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), University of California-Berkeley, Keynote Speaker, Judicial Behavior
  • Northwestern University School of Law & the Searle Center, Conference on Political Science & Law, Why (and When) Judges Dissent
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Women’s Leadership Coalition Symposium, panel moderator
  • Northwestern University School of Law, American Constitution Society & Federalist Society, Judicial Selection, panel moderator
  • Northwestern University School of Law, American Constitution Society & Federalist Society, Supreme Court Makeover
  • Northwestern University, Department of Political Science, INPuT Seminar, Untangling the Causal Effect of Sex on Judging
  • Searle Center on Law Regulation, Economic Growth, Conference on the New Science of Judicial Behavior
  • University of Chicago, Conference on Comparative Constitutional Design, commentator
  • University of Chicago, American Constitution Society, Student Chapter, Judicial Behavior
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Faculty Scholar in Residence, Untangling the Causal Effect of Sex on Judging
  • University of Missouri School of Law, Law Review Symposium, Shedding (Empirical) Light on Judicial Selection
  • Yale Law School, Supreme Court Clinic, Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Process
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview
  • Florida International University School of Law, Symposium on At War with Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, The Effect of War on the Supreme Court
  • Washington University School of Law, Faculty Workshop, Does the U.S. Constitution Need an ERA?
  • Washington University, CLM Scholars, Academic Freedom
  • Washington University School of Law, Workshop on Empirical Research and the Law, Do We Still Need an ERA?
  • Washington University, Reunion 2003 Speaker, The Supreme Court of the United States: Its Past, Present, and Future
2002
2001
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview
  • Georgetown University School of Law, Constitutional Law Colloquium, The Norm of Consensus on Courts
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, The Rules of Inference,
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Seminar on Public Choice, The U.S. Supreme Court Databases
  • Washington University School of Law, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Conference on Norms and the Law, Remarks on the State of Empirical Research and the Law
  • Washington University, Center for New Institutional Social Sciences, William H, Riker Conference, Remarks on Facts and Formal Theory
  • Washington University School of Law, Institute for Global Legal Studies, Conference on Constitutional Courts, Comparing Judicial Selection Systems
  • Washington University, Arts and Sciences, National Council, Rights and Liberties in Times of War and Peace
  • Washington University School of Law, National Council, Interdisciplinary Scholarship
  • Washington University School of Law, Workshop on Empirical Research and Law, Judicial Elections
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of Philadelphia, PA. The Bush Supreme Court
2000
1995-1999
  • American Bar Association, Conference on Religion, Law and the Moral Order, Religions, Law, and Abortion Policy, 1999
  • Conference Group on the Scientific Study of Judicial Politics, East Lansing, MI, Discerning the Goals of U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 1998
  • Conference Group on the Scientific Study of Judicial Politics, Atlanta, GA, Assessing Cross-Institutional Constraints on Supreme Court Agenda Setting, 1997
  • Harvard University, Center for American Political Studies, Government Department, The Norm of Consensus on Courts, 1999
  • Northwestern University, School of Law, The Norm of Consensus on Courts, 1999
  • Oasis Institute, The Supreme Court’s 1998 Term, 1999
  • Texas A&M University, Department of Political Science, On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy, 1995
  • University of Arizona, Department of Political Science, On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy, 1995
  • University of Colorado, Department of Political Science, The Choices Justices Make,1998
  • University of Houston, Department of Political Science, The Choices Justices Make, 1997
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Political Science, The Choices Justices Make, 1999
  • University of Texas-Austin, School of Business, Anne Mortimer Ballantyne Lecture, The Choices Justices Make, 1997
  • Vanderbilt University, Department of Political Science, The Choices Justices Make,1997
  • Washington University, Exploration Weekend, The Social Sciences, 1999
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., The Trivialization of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Washington University, CLM Scholars (with Jack Knight), The Trivialization of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Washington University, Assembly Series (with Jack Knight), The Trivialization of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Washington University, Lifelong Learning Institute, The U.S. Supreme Court Enters the Millennium, 1998
  • Washington University, Social Science Weekend, The Supreme Court and the Demise of a Presidency, 1998
  • Washington University, Orientation for New Faculty, Asking Questions, 1998.
  • Washington University, Dean’s Seminar for First-Year Students, Clinton v. Jones, 1998
  • Washington University, CLM Scholars, The Supreme Court on Presidents and Trials, 1998
  • Washington University, University Management Team, Strategic Decision Making, 1997
  • Washington University, Graduate School, Program on Job Placements, Placement in Political Science, 1997
  • Washington University, School of Law, Seminar on the Supreme Court, The Strategic Account of Judicial Decisions, 1996
  • Washington University, Women’s Professional Development Group, 1996
  • Washington University, Board of Trustees, The Role of Courts in the Democratic Process,1996
  • Washington University, School of Law, Seminar on the Supreme Court, Political Science and the Supreme Court, 1995
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of Minneapolis, Supreme Court Nominations, 1995
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of St. Louis, The U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
1990-1994
  • George Washington University, Department of Political Science, Coalition Formation in Non-Elected and Elected Institutions, 1992
  • Hillel Women’s Forum, The Year of the Women, 1992
  • Illinois State University, Pi Sigma Alpha Keynote, An Alternative Approach for Studying the Supreme Court, 1994
  • International Women’s Forum of Dallas, Women’s Rights and the Court: The Test for the1990s, 1994
  • Kansas State University, Phi Beta Kappa address, The Supreme Court and the Elections, 1992
  • PBS, Program on Dred Scott, 1994
  • PBS, Program on the Supreme Court, Comments on Abortion and the Court, 1992
  • PBS, Program on the Supreme Court, Comments on Clarence Thomas, 1991
  • SMU, University Lecture Series, The U.S. Supreme Court (Four-Part Program), 1991
  • SMU, School of Law, The Implications of Johnston Controls: Employment and Privacy, 1990
  • SMU, Women’s Symposium, Strategies for Change, 1990.
  • SMU, Organization of College Hispanic-American Students Forum, Reapportionment/English Only, 1990
  • SMU, University Lecture Series, The Least Political Branch of Government?, 1990
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Political Science, On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy, 1994
  • University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, The Effect of War on the Supreme Court, 1992
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy, 1992
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, Seminar on Judicial Politics, 1993
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, Seminar on Judicial Politics, 1992
  • University of North Texas, Department of Political Science, On the Nature of Supreme Court Decision Making, 1991
  • University of Rochester, Political Economy Conference, Discussion of “New Avenues for Modeling Judicial Policies,” 1993
  • University of Virginia, Department of Government, On the Struggle for Judicial Supremacy, 1994
  • Washington University, Executive Institute, The Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • Washington University, School of Medicine, Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • Washington University, School of Law, Supreme Court Seminar, Strategies and Tactics on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • Washington University, School of Law, Annual Constitutional Conference, Hate Speech v. Free Speech, 1994
  • Washington University, School of Law, Faculty Seminar, Political Scientists and Legal Studies, 1994
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of Seattle, With Liberty and Justice for All, 1994
  • Washington University, Alumni Club of Portland, With Liberty and Justice for All, 1994
  • Washington University, Banquet for Prospective Scholarship Students, A Replacement for Justice White, 1993
  • Washington University, Discovery Weekend, First Amendment Freedoms, 1993
  • Washington University, Dinner for Scholarship Students, The 1993-94 Supreme Court,1993
  • Washington University, School of Law, Seminar on the Supreme Court, Political Science and the Supreme Court, 1993
  • Washington University, Assembly Series, Introduction of Molly Ivins, 1992
  • World Affairs Council of St. Louis, The American Legal System, 1993
  • World Affairs Council of St. Louis, Women and the Law, 1993
Before 1990
  • American Jewish Committee of Dallas, Address to Board of Directors, Abortion,1989
  • American Jewish Committee Flagship Lecture Series, Dallas, The Emerging Supreme Court, 1988
  • SMU, The Hyer Society, The Researcher as a Detective, 1989
  • SMU, Law School, Abortions and the Law, 1989
  • SMU, Presidential Scholars, Remarks Proceeding Distinguished Lecture Series featuring President Gerald Ford, 1989
  • SMU, Mustang Monday Series, Elections ’88, 1988
  • SMU, University Lecture Series, Where is the Supreme Court Headed?, 1988
  • SMU, University Lecture Series, The Politics of Abortion Litigation, 1988
  • University of Kansas, Langston Hughes Lecturer, The NAACP LDF and the Death Penalty, 1987

*The web version of my CV, located at http://epstein.usc.edu, includes links to my articles and associated databases.

1Appendix A lists all prior academic appointments.

2WERL is the acronym for Washington University’s weekly Workshop on Empirical Research in the Law.

3Indicates my participation at annual professional meetings. Appendix C lists my participation at various specialized workshops and conferences.