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Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise
This empirical study analyzes the experience of the parties described above, specifically the power, representation, and strategic expertise they bring to a dispute. Our analysis of these factorsExpand
Lawyers' Perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the Court a “Political” Institution?
Do legal elites-lawyers admitted to federal appellate bars-perceive the Supreme Court as a "political" institution? Legal elites differentiate themselves from the mass public in the amount andExpand
Forecasting Opinion Assignment on the Supreme Court
Opinion assignment is one of the Chief Justice’s principal responsibilities on the U.S Supreme Court. Recognizing that this task provides the Chief a key opportunity to shape Court outcomes andExpand
Can a Little Representation Be a Dangerous Thing
Access to justice interventions that provide a little representation, including nonlawyer representation and various forms of limited legal services, may be valuable solutions for low- andExpand
Studying the "New" Civil Judges
We know very little about the people and institutions that make up the bulk of the United States civil justice system: state judges and state courts. Our understanding of civil justice is basedExpand
Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates
Nonlawyer advocates are one proposed solution to the access to justice crisis. Theory and research suggest that nonlawyers might be effective, yet scholars know very little, empirically, aboutExpand
Measuring Law School Clinics
Analysis of thousands of unemployment insurance cases involving different types of representation finds that clinical law students behave very similarly to practicing attorneys in their use of legal procedures and outcomes to those of experienced attorneys in cases in the same court. Expand
The Unlikely Persistence of the Legal Services Corporation: The Politics of Bureaucratic Control
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) was created in 1974 to replace the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Legal Services Program through the enactment of the LSC Act. The original act wasExpand
Stepping on Congress
Legislative enactment is only one step in the life of a law. How a law shapes public life after enactment is frequently the result of whether the judiciary interprets the provisions contained in aExpand
Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates
Nonlawyer advocates are one proposed solution to the access to justice crisis and are currently permitted to practice in some civil justice settings. Theory and research suggest nonlawyers might beExpand