Research, events, news
CGLP faculty conduct a wide range of groundbreaking research on the legal profession, from right here in the heartland of our country to the bustling streets of India and China.
Videos from past events
Faculty research and scholarship
- Kenneth Dau-Schmidt
- Charles Geyh
- William Henderson
- Jayanth Krishnan
- Ethan Michelson
- Christiana Ochoa
- Margaret Reuter
- Lauren K. Robel
- Jeff Stake
- "Securing Worker Pension Rights in the Wake of the Great Recession," presented to the Annual Meeting of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee in San Francisco.
- LABOR LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE, West Publishing Co. (2nd ed. 2014) (with M. MALIN, R. CORRADA, C. CAMERON AND C. FISK).
- Promises to Keep: Ensuring the Payment of Americans' Pension Benefits in the Wake of the Great Recession, 52 WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL 393 (2013). [SSRN] [HeinOnline] [Journal Website]
- Keynes Was Right!, 87 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 59 (2012). [HeinOnline]
- Swimming in the Crosscurrents of History: Labor and Employment Law Under the Obama Administration (with Matthew Kelley), 87 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1 (2012). [HeinOnline]
- The Great Recession, the Resulting Budget Shortfall, the 2010 Elections and the Attack on Public Sector Collective Bargaining in the United States, 29 HOFSTRA LABOR & EMP. L. J. 407 (2012) (with Winston Lin).
- LEGAL PROTECTION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE, 4th ed. (with M. Finkin and R. Covington). Eagan, MN: West Law School, 2011.
- Promoting Employee Voice in the American Economy: A Call for Comprehensive Reform, 94 MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW 765 (2011). Portions will be reprinted in MODERN LABOR LAW, Anne Marie Lofaso, Ed. [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Analyzing Legal Problems in an Endogenous World, 91 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 385 (2011). [HeinOnline]
- Review of Labor and Employment Decisions from the Supreme Court's 2008-2009 Term (with Todd Dvorak), 25 ABA JOURNAL OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 107 (2010). [HeinOnline]
- The Relative Bargaining Power of Employers and Unions in the Global Information Age: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Japan (with Benjamin C. Ellis), 20 INDIANA INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW REVIEW 1 (2010).
- A Conference on the American Law InstituteÕs Proposed Restatement of Employment Law, 13 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY JOURNAL 1 (2009). [SSRN]
- LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AND ECONOMICS (with S. Harris and O. Lobel). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2009.
- LABOR LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE (with Martin Malin, et al.). Eagan, MN: West, 2009.
- Men and Women of the Bar: The Impact of Gender on Legal Careers (with M. Galanter, K. Mukhopadhaya, and K. Hull), 16 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF GENDER & LAW 49 (2009). [HeinOnline]
- "Old and Making Hay:Ó The Results of the Pro Bono Institute Firm Survey on the Viability of a ÒSecond ActsÓ Program to Transition Attorneys to Retirement Through Pro Bono Work (with E. Lardent, R. Glazer and K. Ressmeyer), 7 CARDOZO PUBLIC LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS JOURNAL 321 (2009). [HeinOnline]
- Regulating Unions and Collective Bargaining, in LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AND ECONOMICS (Editor, with Seth D. Harris and Orly Lobel). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009.
- Solving the Employee Reference Problem: Lessons From the German Experience (with Matthew W. Finkin), 57 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW 387 (2009). [HeinOnline]
- Panelist at a conference on judicial campaign finance at Vanderbilt University, jointly sponsored by the American Judicature Society and the American Constitution Society.
- Presenter at the annual meeting of the American Professional Responsibility Lawyers in Las Vegas on the topic of regulating judicial speech.
- Presented a paper at the University of Nevada Law Vegas Law School on his current book project, "Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary."
- Charlie Geyh completed the draft of an article to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, entitled Judicial Independence as an Organizing Principle, which can be downloaded.
- He drafted a coauthored chapter (with his research assistant, Anita Foss), The Use and Abuse of Empirical Evidence in Support of Normative Arguments on Judicial Selection, that will appear in Normative Implications of Empirical Research on Law and Courts (forthcoming, Routledge Press, 2014).
- He and his coauthors Jim Alfini, Steve Lubet and Jeff Shaman published the fifth edition of their treatise, Judicial Conduct and Ethics. His article, The Dimensions of Judicial Impartiality, was published in the Florida Law Review: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2016522.
- He and Professor Steve Gillers co-authored an op ed for Politico The Supreme Court Needs a Code of Ethics.
- He delivered one of two keynote addresses at the annual meeting of the Pound Institute for Civil Justice, building on the 2012 article he published in the Cornell law Review, Can the Rule of Law Survive Judicial Politics?: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2292063).
- He was a presenter at a conference hosted by the University of Georgia, Who are They to Judge? Ethics and Professionalism Issues Facing the Bench.
- He was a featured speaker at a congressional briefing on Politics, Ethics, and the Supreme Court. And he is teaching a new seminar at the law school on judicial conduct that explores issues of judicial ethics, selection, oversight and decision making.
- Can the Rule of Law Survive Judicial Politics?, 97 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 195 (2012). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- Judicial Selection Reconsidered: A Plea for Radical Moderation, 35 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW & PUBLIC POLICY 623 (2012). [HeinOnline]
- WHAT'S LAW GOT TO DO WITH IT?: WHAT JUDGES DO AND WHY IT MATTERS. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.
- Why Judicial Disqualification Matters. Again., 30 REVIEW OF LITIGATION 675 (2011). [HeinOnline]
- JUDICIAL DISQUALIFICATION: AN ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL LAW, 2nd Ed. Washington D.C.: Federal Judicial Center, 2010.
- Judicial Elections in the Aftermath ofWhite, Caperton, and Citizens United, 53 ADVOCATE 78 (2010). [Journal Website]
- Judicial Selection, Judicial Disqualification, and the Role of Money in Judicial Campaigns, 42 MCGEORGE LAW REVIEW 85 (2010). [HeinOnline]
- REPORTERS' NOTES TO THE MODEL CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT (with W. William Hodes). Chicago: American Bar Association, 2009.
- "Enduring Hierarchies in American Legal Education,"" Indiana Law Journal (with O.B. Arewa and A.P. Morriss)
- From Big Law to Lean Law, 3 INT'L REV. L & ECON. (2013).
- A Blueprint for Change, 40 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 461 (2013). [SSRN] [Journal Website]
- What Every Law Student Needs to Excel as an Attorney: Introducing the Fromm Six, THE NATIONAL JURIST 20 (March, 2013).
- The Law School Bubble: Federal Loans Inflate College Budgets, but How Long Will that Last if Law Grads Can't Pay Their Bills (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 98 ABA JOURNAL 30 (2012).
- Paradigm Shift (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 97 ABA JOURNAL 40 (2012).
- The Pedigree Problem: Are Law School Ties Choking the Profession (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 98 ABA JOURNAL 36 (2012).
- Law Firm Strategies for Human Capital, in STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (Austin Sarat, ed.) (2012).
- Three Generations of U.S. Lawyers: Generalists, Specialists, Project Managers, 70 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 373 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- The Bursting of the Pedigree Bubble, 21 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR LAW PLACEMENT BULLETIN 1 (2009). [PDF]
- An Empirical Analysis of Lateral Lawyer Trends from 2000 to 2007: The Emerging Equilibrium for Corporate Law Firms (with Leonard Bierman), 22 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS (2009). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- An Innovative Matrix for Dispute Resolution: The Dubai World Tribunal and the Global Financial Crisis JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION (2016) (with H. Koster)
- Historical Study on Foreign Lawyers Practicing in Brazil in The Brazil Law Blog
- Grappling at the Grassroots: Access to Justice in India's Lower Tier (with S. Kavadi, A. Girach, D. Khupkar, K. Kokal, S. Mazumdar, Nupur, G. Panday, A. Sen, A. Sodhi, & B.T. Shukla), 27 HARVARD HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNAL (Forthcoming, 2014).
- Legitimacy of Courts and the Dilemma of Their Proliferation: The Significance of Judicial Power in India, in ASIAN COURTS IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY (eds., Jiunn-rung Yeh et al, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014)
- Exceptional or Not? An Examination of India's Special Courts in the National Security Context (with V. Sharma) in GUANTANAMO AND BEYOND: EXCEPTIONAL COURTS AND MILITARY COMMISSIONS IN COMPARATIVE AND POLICY PERSPECTIVE (eds., O. Gross and F. Ni Aolain, Cambridge University Press 2013)
- Peel-Off Lawyers: Legal Professionals in India's Corporate Law Firm Sector, 9 SOCIO-LEGAL REVIEW (Forthcoming, 2013).
- Academic SAILERS: The Ford Foundation and the Efforts to Shape Legal Education in Africa, 1957-1977, 52 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 261 (2012). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- Delay in Process, Denial of Justice: The Jurisprudence & Empirics of Speedy Trials in Comparative Perspective (with C. Raj Kumar), 42 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 747 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline] [Journal Website]
- Globetrotting Law Firms, 23 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS 57 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- HINDUISM AND LAW (with D.R. Davis & T. Lubin). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- The Joint Law Venture: A Pilot Study, 28 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 431 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
- Book Review. Elhauge, Statuory Default Rules: How to Interpret Unclear Legislation, 22 GOVERNANCE 509 (2009).
- "Fleeing Tort Reform? A Comparison of Lawyers' and Doctors' Inter-State Migration Patterns, 2000-2012" presented at IU Politics, Economics, and Culture Workshop (with E. Wright and B. Finlay).
- "Public Attitudes toward Official Justice in Beijing and Rural China." (with Benjamin L. Read) In CHINESE JUSTICE: CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, edited by Margaret Y.K. Woo, Mary E. Gallagher, and Merle Goldman. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2011.
- "What Do Chinese Lawyers Want? Political Values and Legal Practice." in CHINA'S EMERGING MIDDLE CLASS: BEYOND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION, ed. C. Li. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010.
- "Justice in Beijing and Rural China." in Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China, edited by Margaret Y.K. Woo and Mary E. Gallagher. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
- "Family Planning Enforcement in Rural China: Enduring State-Society Conflict?" Pp. 189-226 in Growing Pains: Tensions and Opportunity in China's Transformation, 2010, edited by Jean C. Oi, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou. Stanford, CA: Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, distributed by Brookings Institution Press.
- "Gender Inequality in the Chinese Legal Profession," Research in the Sociology of Work 19: 337-76, 2009.
- Book review: International Human Rights Litigation in US Courts, HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY (forthcoming).
- Guatemalan Transnational Feminists: How Their Search for Constitutional Equality Interplays with International Law, in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (Susan Williams, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009).
- The Human Rights Potential of Sovereign Wealth Funds (with Patrick J. Keenan), 40 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 1151 (2009).
- Experiential Education and our Divided Campuses: What Delivers Practice Value to Big Law associates, Government attorneys, and Public Interest lawyers? 22 Clinical L Rev. (forthcoming Fall 2015). With Joanne Ingham
- "Navigating Cultural Difference" in Learning from Practice (Forthcoming West, 2015). With Carwina Weng
Lauren K. Robel
- Riding the Color Line: The Story of Railroad Commission of Texas v. Pullman Co., in FEDERAL COURT STORIES (Vicki Jackson and Judith Resnik, Eds.) New York: Foundation Press, 2010.
- Special Introduction, 48 FAMILY COURT REVIEW 602 (2010).
- FEDERAL COURTS: CASES AND MATERIALS ON JUDICIAL FEDERALISM AND THE LAWYERING PROCESS, 2nd ed. (with Arthur Hellman and David R. Stras). Newark: LexisNexis, 2009.
- Completing a major study (with M. Alexeev) on the popularity of U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) rankings and whether they influence the behavior of law teachers, lawyers and judges, law school applicants, employers, or law school administrators. The study attempts to determine whether USN&WR rankings could have influenced 1) law faculty members who respond to the USN&WR survey of law school quality, 2) lawyers who respond to USN&WR surveys, 3) law school applicants choosing a school, 4) employers who hire law school graduates, and 5) administrators who set tuition. The study finds evidence of "echo effects" of USN&WR rankings that are folded back into subsequent rankings. Rankings might also exert some influence on starting salaries of the law school graduates and on tuition.
- Economics, Behavioral Biology, and Law(with Owen D. Jones and Erin A. O'Hara), 19 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW 103 (2011).
- Just (and Efficient?) Compensation for Governmental Expropriations, in LAW, MIND, AND BRAIN (Michael Freeman and Oliver R Goodenough, Eds.) Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.
- Upper West Side Story: The Symphony Space, Inc. v. Pergola Properties, Inc. 669 NE.2d 799 (1996), in PROPERTY STORIES 2nd Ed. (Gerald Korngold and Andrew Morriss, Eds.) New York: Foundation Press, 2009.