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Assessing the Argument for Specialized Courts: Evidence from Family Courts in Spain


Nuno M. Garoupa


University of Illinois College of Law

Natalia Jorgensen


Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA)

Pablo Vazquez


Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA)

April 2010

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 54-66, 2010

Abstract:     
Specialized courts have become a key component of the legal reform packages implemented in civil law countries, particularly, in the area of family law. One argument for this policy is that they are able to reach a decision faster than the regular courts, which are normally congested. We use data from a survey of Spanish family courts in the region of Madrid to test this claim. After controlling for other relevant variables, the econometric results did not provide strong support for specialized courts.

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Date posted: February 8, 2010  

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Garoupa, Nuno M. and Jorgensen, Natalia and Vazquez, Pablo, Assessing the Argument for Specialized Courts: Evidence from Family Courts in Spain (April 2010). International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 54-66, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1548291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebp012

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Nuno M. Garoupa (Contact Author)
University of Illinois College of Law ( email )
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/nunogaroupa/
Natalia Jorgensen
Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA) ( email )
Jorge Juan 46
Madrid, 28001
Spain
Pablo Vazquez
Foundation for Applied Economic Research (FEDEA) ( email )
Spain
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