The ELS blog is a collaborative project produced by Professor Jason Czarnezki of the Marquette University Law School, Professors Michael Heise and Theodore Eisenberg of the Cornell Law School, and William Ford, Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Jason’s research uses empirical methodologies to assess the role of judicial selection, political ideology, and interpretive philosophy on judicial decision-making, as well as analyze the impact of institutional relationships on environmental and administrative law and regulatory policy. Jason's research can be accessed on his SSRN Author Page. Michael and Ted co-edit the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Michael's research, which can also be accessed via SSRN, focuses on bridging empirical methodologies and legal theory. Ted is one of the foremost authorities on the use of empirical analysis in legal scholarship, and his research (available on SSRN) has used innovative statistical methodology to shed light on such diverse subjects as punitive damages, victim impact evidence, capital juries, bias for and against litigants, and chances of success on appeal. Bill is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, and his research focuses on judicial decision-making, public opinion, and intellectual property.