Kevin M. Clermont
Cornell Law School
Cornell University, Law School (deceased)
Cornell Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 119, 2002-2003
After both presenting new data and also summarizing recent empirical work on each of the six phases of a civil lawsuit (forum, pretrial, settlement, trial, judgment, and appeal), the authors draw a series of lessons for understanding and using empirical methods in the study of the legal system's operation. In so doing, they generate implications for current and projected policy debates concerning litigation, while identifying areas that demand further empirical work.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: litigation, courts, empirical studies, trials, juries
JEL Classification: K0, K1, K4
Date posted: February 7, 2002
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