611.52 Readings in Law and Social Science
This reading course will involve discussing some of the latest research applying social science research methods to legal questions. Over the semester, we will host six speakers presenting cutting-edge interdisciplinary work involving a variety of methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and experimental. Topics will likely cover both public and private law subjects. Students will be asked to choose three speakers for whom they will prepare, in advance, short reaction papers to the speakers’ work. Students are also expected to participate in discussion of the speakers’ papers. Class will meet seven times for two hours each—once at the beginning for an introduction and then once for each speaker, approximately every other week. Prior study in psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, statistics, or other social science is likely to prove beneficial but is not required.
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