"John Keyser and I co-teach a course called “The Role of Social Science in the Law” at the Washington and Lee Law School. While John and I taught a fairly ordinary version of the course during our first time teaching the class, this year we have added simulations in which law students have to assume the roles of attorneys who are faced with using or critiquing the use of social scientific research in mock cases. Given our experiences in creating this course, I am interesting in finding out which law schools and law school professors are offering courses on empirical methods for law students. Specifically, I’m interested in courses that don’t simply teach the methods themselves, but take the additional step of using these new skills to (1) examine how judges and lawyers use/abuse social scientific research in the courtroom, or (2) examine how social scientists study judicial behavior. I’d also be interested to hear what textbook or articles the professors use, as well as any simulation materials."
Comments welcome, or reply to Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.