Workshop Instructors and Special Guest Speaker - 2005

Special Guest Speaker
This year we have also added a special guest speaker:  Theodore Eisenberg.  He is a professor of law at the Cornell Law School and editor of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
Our primary instructors are Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin.  
Lee Epstein, Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science & Professor of Law, is one of the leading experts on the Supreme Court, as well as on the use of empirical methodology.  In addition to numerous books and articles in the field of political science, she has published widely in law reviews such as the Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, NYU Law Review and Yale Journal of Law & Policy.  Her well-known piece, "The Rules of Inference," coauthored with Gary King, is one of the seminal articles on the topic of empirical legal research. 
Andrew D. Martin, Associate Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, is an expert in quantitative political methodology and Bayesian statistics.  He has co-authored several articles on legal topics that have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and other top political science and law journals.  In 2001, he was awarded the Harold Gosnell Prize for the best work in quantitative political methodology.
The facilitators are Pauline Kim, Nancy Staudt, and Katherine Barnes. 
Pauline Kim, Professor of Law, is noted for her empirical scholarship in employment law, including articles published in Cornell Law Review and University of Illinois Law Review.  She is also one of the principal researchers on the Supreme Court Forecasting Project (, which compares the differing ways in which legal scholars and political scientists assess and predict Supreme Court decision-making.  The results of the project are published in the Columbia Law Review.
Nancy Staudt, Professor of Law, specializes in taxation and has publications in many law journals, including the New York Law Review, USC Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Emory Law Review.  Her  current works-in-progress include empirical studies of tax decision-making in both the U.S. Supreme Court and in Congress.  She is the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, most recently a mid-career training grant for further study in statistics.
Katherine Barnes, Associate Professor of Law, is an expert on statistical evidence and forms of proof.  In addition to her law degree, she has a Ph.D. degree in statistics, for which she wrote a dissertation on "Bayesian Inference in Spatial Clustering Models for Crime Data."  She recently authored an empirical study on racial profiling that is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal.

For more information contact:
Linda McClain
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Washington University in St. Louis
Tele: 314.935.7988 ~ Fax: 314.935.7961

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