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The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Affordability, Cost, and Access
Nov 2016
What Students Say About Experiential Education: Preliminary Results from a Three-Year Study at Denver Law (with David Thomson)
Sep 2016
Legal Education, Access, and Research in Tough Times: What I Learned From the ABA Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education
Dec 2015
Legal Education, Access, and Research in Tough Times: What I Learned From the ABA Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education
Nov 2015
Tort Reform, Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, and Access to Justice
Nov 2015
“Where Have All the Cases Gone? The Strange Success of Tort Reform Revisited” (with Joanne Martin)
Oct 2015
Innovation in Legal Education
Sep 2014
Patterns and Changes in Legal Education: What Can the Available Data Tell Us?
Aug 2014
The Juice isn’t Worth the Squeeze: The Impact of Tort Reform on Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and Access to Civil Justice
Feb 2013
Law and Society
Sep 2012
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Tension between Professional Norms and the Need to Generate Business (with Joanne Martin)
May 2010
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Tension between Professional Norms and the Need to Generate Business (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 2010
Plaintiffs' Lawyers: Dealing with the Possible But Not Certain (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 2010
Reputation, Specialization and the Referral of Cases Among Lawyers: Is It Just About Money? (with Joanne Martin)
May 2009
Prayer in Public Schools
Feb 2007
Coming of Age in Texas: Markets, Politics, and Self-Identity in the Development of the Plaintiffs’ Bar
Jun 2003
The Dynamic Nature of the Plaintiffs’ Bar (with Joanne Martin)
Jul 2000
The Dynamic Nature of the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Entrepreneurs and Innovation (with Joanne Martin)
May 2000
“The Impact That It Has Had is Between People’s Ears: Tort Reform, Mass Culture, and Plaintiffs’ Lawyers” (with Joanne Martin)
Mar 2000
What’s Going on in Texas Personal Injury Practices: Research Findings (with Joanne Martin)
Sep 1999
Clouds and Silver Linings: The Response of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers to Tort Reform (with Joanne Martin & Jerry Van Hoy)
May 1999
Without Cases We Don’t Have Any Business: Reputation, Markets and How Texas Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Get Clients (with Joanne Martin)
Feb 1999
Tort Reform and Jury Bias
May 1998
A Study of Punitive Damages
May 1998
Civil Juries, Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Rhetoric of Reform
Sep 1997
That’s 95% of the Game, Just Getting the Case: Markets, Norms, and How Texas Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Get Clients (with Joanne Martin)
Jun 1997
Trumping Reality: Tort Reform and the Politics of Ideas
Feb 1997
Historical Fiction: Punitive Damages, Change, and the Politics of Ideas (with Joanne Martin)
Oct 1996
Presentation on Civil Juries and the Politics of Reform
Mar 1996
Products Liability: Legislate or Litigate
Feb 1995
Jury Verdicts
Nov 1993
Research on Medical Malpractice
Aug 1992
The Man Who Mistook His Lawnmower for a Hedge Trimmer (and collected $500,000): Examining Products Liability Verdicts (with Joanne Martin)
Jun 1992
Myth and Reality in Punitive Damages
Dec 1989
The Pragmatic Management of Error
Jul 1989
The Pragmatic Management of Medical Error and the Origins of Malpractice Disputes
Jun 1989
Jury Verdicts in Medical Malpractice Cases
Jun 1989
The Fellows of the ABF CLE Seminar:The Shadow of the Law: Jury Verdicts in Obstetrics/Gynecology Cases (with Lori Andrews)
Feb 1989
The Social Construction of Medical Error
Jan 1989
An Observation Study of the Social Construction of Medical Error
Dec 1988
The Question of Jury Competence and The Politics of Tort Reform
Nov 1988
Patterns and Changes in the Work of State Civil Juries: Cases Involving Financial Harm
Jun 1988
Personal Injury Lawyers and Big Cases
Nov 1987
Jury Verdicts and the `Crisis' in Civil Justice
Nov 1987
Jury Verdicts and Medical Malpractice
Nov 1987
Jury Verdicts and the Politics of Tort Reform
Sep 1987
The Cultural Logic of a Manufactured Crisis: The Great American Liability Insurance Famine of 1986 (with Robert Hayden)
Jun 1987
Jury Verdicts and the 'Crisis' in Civil Justice (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 1987
A Study of Punitive Damages
Nov 1986
A Study of Punitive Damages
Nov 1986
Jury Verdicts and Civil Justice Reform in Illinois
Oct 1986
Civil Juries, Jury Verdict Reporters, and the Going Rate
Jun 1986
Explaining Caseload Dynamics: The Use of Evolutionary Models
Jun 1986
Research on Jury Verdicts and Punitive Damages
Apr 1986
Punitive Damages: Storm on the Horizon?
Feb 1986
The Interplay of Situational Factors in the Illinois Supreme Court: Conceptual Notes and a Case Study
Feb 1986
The Changing Roles of State Trial Courts: Menard County, Illinois, 1870-1960 (with James Bowers)
Apr 1985
Ladders and Bushes: The Problems of Caseloads and Studying Court Activities Over Time
Jun 1984
An Historical Study of Civil and Criminal Dispositions in Two Downstate Illinois Counties (with Robert Hayden)
May 1984
The `Master Pattern' of Case Disposition (with Robert Hayden)
May 1984
The 'Master Pattern' of Case Dispositions and the Myth of the Golden Age of Trials (with Robert Hayden)
Apr 1984
Ladders and Bushes: Studying Court Activities Over Time
Nov 1983
Social Development and Litigation Studies: A Critique
Jun 1983
The Civil Business of State Trial Courts: A Rural Urban Comparison
Jun 1982
The Trial Courts of 'Spoon River': Patterns and Changes, 1870-1963
Jun 1981
Civil Litigation in Illinois Trial Courts
Apr 1980

Civil justice

The Juice Simply isn’t Worth the Squeeze in Those Cases Anymore: Damage Caps, Hidden Victims, and the Declining Interest in Medical Malpractice Cases (with Joanne Martin)
May 2008
Public Opinion and Medical Malpractice
Sep 2007
The Strange Success of Tort Reform
Sep 2005
Texas Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and Tort Reform
Aug 2005
The Texas Two-Step: Evidence on the Link between Damage Caps and Access (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 2005
The Strange Success of Tort Reform
Nov 2004
The Strange Success of Tort Reform (with Joanne Martin)
Feb 2004
Whatever Happened to the Litigation Explosion in Texas? The Strange Success of Tort Reform (with Joanne Martin)
Mar 2003
Whatever Happened to the Litigation Explosion in Texas? The Strange Success of Tort Reform
Feb 2003
Whatever Happened to the Litigation Explosion in Texas? The Strange Success of Tort Reform (with Joanne Martin)
May 2002
Tort Out of Court: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers (with Joanne Martin)
Jan 2002
Civil Juries, Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Rhetoric of Reform
Sep 1997
Jury Verdicts
Nov 1993
The Man Who Mistook His Lawnmower for a Hedge Trimmer (and collected $500,000): Examining Products Liability Verdicts (with Joanne Martin)
May 1992
Jury Verdicts in Medical Malpractice Cases
May 1989
The Shadow of the Law: Jury Verdicts in Obstetrics/Gynecology Cases (with Lori Andrews)
Feb 1989
An Analysis of Obstetrical Jury Awards
Jun 1988
Patterns and Changes in the Work of State Civil Juries: Cases Involving Financial Harm
Jun 1988
Empirical Patterns in Punitive Damage Cases: A Description of Incidence Rates and Awards (with Joanne Martin)
Jun 1987

Legal profession

Legal Education, Access, and Research in Tough Times: What I Learned From the ABA Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education
Nov 2015
"Contextualizing the Crisis Debates in Legal Education." Presentation in ABF Seminar Series
Dec 2013 Elizabeth Mertz, Carole Silver
The Juice isn’t Worth the Squeeze: The Impact of Tort Reform on Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and Access to Civil Justice
Feb 2013
Moderator, IAALS, University of Denver Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers 2012 Conference, “The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment"
Sep 2012
Civic Education and the Legal Profession
Sep 2011
An Embarrassment of Riches: The Effects of the Economic Downturn on Pro Bono Services and Legal Services to the Poor (with Joanne Martin)
Mar 2011
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Tension between Professional Norms and the Need to Generate Business (with Joanne Martin)
May 2010
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers and the Tension between Professional Norms and the Need to Generate Business (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 2010
Plaintiffs' Lawyers: Dealing with the Possible But Not Certain (with Joanne Martin)
Apr 2010
Changing Legal Practice in the Wake of Medical Malpractice Reform (with Joanne Martin)
Oct 2008
Law School Clinics as Legal Service Providers (with Joanne Martin)
Oct 2008
Law School Clinics as Legal Service Providers (with Joanne Martin)
May 2008
The Turbulent Evolution of the Plaintiffs Bar: A Decade of Change (with Joanne Martin)
Jul 2006 with Joanne Martin
Tort Reform and Lawyer Referral Networks: Disrupting the Flow (with Joanne Martin)
Jul 2006 with Joanne Martin
The Making of a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer (with Joanne Martin)
Jul 2006
Alive and Well (Maybe) in Texas: Plaintiffs’ Practice in the Age of Tort Reform (with Joanne Martin)
Mar 2006
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, Specialization, and Medical Malpractice (with Joanne Martin)
Oct 2005
Research on the Texas Plaintiffs’ Bar in Texas
Oct 2005
Legal Services for the Poor: Supply, Self-Interest, and Institutionalizing Pro Bono (with Joanne Martin)
Jun 2005
Legal Services for the Poor and Pro Bono (with Joanne Martin)
Feb 2005
How Texas Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Get Cases and the Importance of Referrals
Mar 2004
It Was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times: The Precarious Nature of Plaintiffs’ Practice in Texas (with Joanne Martin)
Feb 2002

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