Adam Feldman

University of Southern California, Political Science

3518 Trousdale Parkway

VKC 327

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

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Finding Certainty in Cert: An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Involved in Supreme Court Certiorari Decisions from 2001-2015

USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-5, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-5, 61 Villanova Law Review 795 (2016)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner
University of Southern California, Political Science and Independent
Downloads 1,770 (8,203)

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Supreme Court, attorneys, firms, grants, responses, certiorari, petitions, amicus, empirical legal studies, big data analysis

Who Wins in the Supreme Court? An Examination of Attorney and Law Firm Influence

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2016
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 664 (35,372)

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merits briefs, law firms, attorneys, opinion language, attorney experience, Supreme Court, empirical legal studies, judicial behavior

Who Wins in the Supreme Court? An Examination of Attorney and Law Firm Influence

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS16-4, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 16-4
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 120 (220,868)

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courts, judges, legal profession, Supreme Court of the United States

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Words Count: The Empirical Relationship Between Brief Writing and Summary Judgement Success

Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, Volume 22, Pages 61-108 (2018)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 01 May 2018
Shaun B. Spencer and Adam Feldman
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth and University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 590 (41,966)

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Readability, Legal Writing, Summary Judgment, Litigation

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A Brief Assessment of Supreme Court Opinion Language, 1946-2013

86 Mississippi Law Journal 105 (2017)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2017
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 572 (43,695)

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judicial behavior, merits briefs, Supreme Court, empirical legal studies, litigation, multilevel model, public law, lawyers, law firms, linguistic analysis

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Counting on Quality: The Effects of Merits Brief Quality on Supreme Court Opinion Content

94 Denver University Law Review 43 (2016)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2017
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 345 (81,041)

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empirical legal studies, public law, Supreme Court, judicial behavior, briefs, legal writing, writing quality, attorneys

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Separating Amicus Wheat from Chaff

Georgetown Law Journal Online, vol. 106, p. 135 (2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2018
Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl and Adam Feldman
William & Mary Law School and University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 325 (86,713)

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Supreme Court, amicus, content analysis, attorneys

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Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices' Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2017
Adam Feldman and Rebecca D. Gill
University of Southern California, Political Science and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Downloads 280 (102,149)

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interruptions, gender, Supreme Court, oral argument, justices, speech, overlap, sociolinguistics, communication

Opinion Construction in the Roberts Court

Law & Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 258 (110,719)

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merits briefs, amicus briefs, lower court opinions, Supreme Court, judicial behavior, empirical legal studies, overlapping language

Opinion Construction in the Roberts Court

Law & Policy, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 192-209, 2017
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
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All Copying Is Not Created Equal: Examining Supreme Court Opinions’ Borrowed Language

17 Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 21 (2016)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 209 (137,126)

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Supreme Court, merits briefs, language, empirical legal studies, judicial behavior, computer textualized analysis, content analysis, courts

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The Elite Teaching the Elite: Who Gets Hired by the Top Law Schools?

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-26
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2018
Eric Segall and Adam Feldman
Georgia State University College of Law and University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 176 (161,484)

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law school, law teaching, top 10 schools, elite

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Former Roberts Court Clerks’ Success Litigating Before the Supreme Court

Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2016
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 163 (171,851)

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Supreme Court, clerk, Roberts Court, litigation

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What Motivates the Justices: Utilizing Automated Text Classification to Determine Supreme Court Justices' Preferences

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 20 May 2015
Adam Feldman and Elli Menounou
University of Southern California, Political Science and University of Southern California, Department of Political Science
Downloads 159 (175,467)

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judicial behavior, empirical legal studies, briefs, First Amendment, text classification, Supreme Court

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Reframing the Confirmation Debate

165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 21 (2016)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Adam Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Downloads 52 (360,538)

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confirmation, Supreme Court, Justices, Merrick Garland, ideology, polarization, judicial nominee, Justice Scalia