Chad M. Oldfather

Marquette University - Law School

Professor

Eckstein Hall

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

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Micro-Symposium on Orin Kerr's 'A Theory of Law'

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2013, pp. 213-226, Journal of Law: A Periodical Laboratory of Legal Scholarship, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012, pp. 487-502, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-05, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-105
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Willamette University College of Law, Florida State University - College of Law, Yale University - Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Saint Louis University - School of Law, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of Chicago - Law School, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Harry M. Walborsky Professor, Florida State University College of Law; Associate Dean, Business Program, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, McGill University - Department of Political Science, Suffolk University Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), Marquette University - Law School, Independent, Notre Dame Law School, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Berger & Montague, P .C. and Saint Louis University - School of Law
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apps, authority, Case Western Reserve, cheap talk, citation, dialectic, doctrinal, editing, empirics, equilibrium, falsity, Felix Frankfurter, Folk Theorem, footnotes, fraud, Harvard, Lexis, narcissism, peer review, practice, recursion, second-best, solipsism, truth, Westlaw

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Judging and the Judicial Process

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 10-27
Number of pages: 140 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2010
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judging, judges, judicial process, courts, judicial opinions, judicial independence, judicial activism, precedent, specialized courts, judicial ethics, judicial selection

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Defining Judicial Inactivism: Models of Adjudication and the Duty to Decide

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 94, p. 121, 2005, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 06-08
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Jan 2006
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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courts, judges, adjudication, judicial inactivism, judicial activism

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Writing, Cognition, and the Nature of the Judicial Function

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, p. 1283, 2008, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 07-01
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2008
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judges, psychology, judicial opinions, adjudication, decisionmaking, writing

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Comparative Procedure on a Sunday Afternoon: Instant Replay in the NFL as a Process of Appellate Review

Indiana Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 45, 2009, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-32
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2009
Chad M. Oldfather and Matthew M. Fernholz
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University - Law School
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instant replay, NFL, national football league, appellate, standard of review

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The Inconspicuous DHS: The Supreme Court, Celebrity Culture, and Justice David H. Souter

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 20-04
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2020
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Supreme Court, Souter, celebrity,

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Judging, Expertise, and the Rule of Law

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, 2012, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 11-07
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2012
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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courts, judges, specialization, expertise, psychology

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Appellate Courts, Historical Facts, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 20 Jul 2004
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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The Scholar's Dilemma

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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scholarly ethics, scholarly motivation, artists's dilemma, reputation, academic freedom, academic responsibility

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Triangulating Judicial Responsiveness: Automated Content Analysis, Judicial Opinions, and the Methodology of Legal Scholarship

Florida Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 5, 2012, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 12-19
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Aug 2012
Chad M. Oldfather, Joseph P. Bockhorst and Brian P. Dimmer
Marquette University - Law School, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Petit & Dommershausen
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automated methods, automated content analysis, computational methods, opinions, legal documents, judicial responsiveness

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Error Correction

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 85, p. 49, 2010, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2010
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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appellate courts, error correction, appellate review, dispute resolution, judicial accountability, indeterminacy, legal realism, legal process, judicial process

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Universal De Novo Review

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 308, 2009, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 22 May 2009
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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de novo, standards of review, deference, appellate, judges, courts, indeterminacy,

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The Hidden Ball: A Substantive Critique of Baseball Metaphors in Judicial Opinions

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1994
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Oct 2008
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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baseball, metaphor, judicial opinion, judge, umpire, hit and run

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Judges as Humans: Interdisciplinary Research and the Problems of Institutional Design

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 125, 2007, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 06-38
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2008
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judges, social psychology, judicial behavior, courts

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Methodological Pluralism and Constitutional Interpretation

Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 80, No. 1, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Supreme Court, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, stare decisis

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Methodological Stare Decisis and Constitutional Interpretation

Precedent in the United States Supreme Court (Christopher J. Peters, ed., 2013), Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Apr 2014
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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stare decisis, methodogical stare decisis, interpretation, constitutional theory, interpretive methodology

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Remedying Judicial Inactivism: Opinions as Informational Regulation

Florida Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 743, 2006, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 06-33
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Aug 2006
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Heuristics, Biases, and Criminal Defendants

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 91, 2007, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 07-04
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2008
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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behavioral law and economics, heuristics, biases, criminal defendants, psychology, plea bargaining

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Oral History and the Study of the Judiciary

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 846, 2010, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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oral history, judges, judiciary

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Transcript - Conference on the Ethics of Legal Scholarship

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, 2018, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-20, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-23, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 273
Number of pages: 131 Posted: 25 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
Florida A & M University College of Law, Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ethics, legal scholarship, candor, neutrality, law schools, law professors, legal academy, law reviews

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Of Umpires, Judges, and Metaphors: Adjudication in Aesthetic Sports and Its Implications for Law

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Feb 2015
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judge, umpire, sport, aesthetic sport, tacit knowledge

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Of Judges, Law, and the River: Tacit Knowledge and the Judicial Role

Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 2015, No. 1, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 15-15
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Sep 2015
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judges, intuition, tacit knowledge, situation sense

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Till Death Do Us Part: Chief Justices and the United States Supreme Court

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 24 May 2011
Chad M. Oldfather and Todd C. Peppers
Marquette University - Law School and Roanoke College
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lifetime tenure, Supreme Court, Chief Justice, judicial , William Rehnquist

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Aesthetic Judging and the Constitution (Or, Why Supreme Court Justices Are Less like Umpires, and More like Figure-Skating Judges)

Florida Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 2, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 19-15
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2020
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Supreme Court, constitution, constitutional law, constitutional theory, judges, justices, umpire

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Judicial Inaction in Action? Toward a Measure of Judicial Responsiveness

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jul 2010
Chad M. Oldfather, Joseph P. Bockhorst and Brian P. Dimmer
Marquette University - Law School, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Petit & Dommershausen
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judging, judicial responsiveness, content analysis, judicial quality, judicial activism, judicial inactivism, opinions

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Aesthetic Judging

UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-03
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 09 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2018
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judges, judicial philosophy, metaphor, judges as umpires, tacit knowledge

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The Prospect of Open Deliberations on the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Judicature, Vol. 95, No. 2, 2011, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 11-23
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Nov 2011
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Wisconsin Supreme Court, judicial reform, judiciary, Abrahamson, deliberation

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Criminal Appeals: Past, Present, and Future

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 340, 2009, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 10-36
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Chad M. Oldfather and Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University - Law School
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appeals, criminal appeals, judges, appellate process

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Against Accuracy (as a Measure of Judicial Performance)

New England Law Review, Forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 May 2014
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judicial performance evaluation, judicial productivity

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Limitations (A Response to Judge Posner)

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2013, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 13-06
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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Richard Posner, judicial process, limitations

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Roberts, Rules, and Rucho

Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 21-01
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Feb 2021
Chad M. Oldfather and Sydney Star
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University, Law School, Students
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Supreme Court, Rucho, political question doctrine, Shelby County, judicial behavior, judicial opinions, judicial candor, judicial sincerity,

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A Job for a Year, an Example for a Lifetime: Clerking for Judge Jane Richards Roth

Of Courtiers and Princes: Stories of Lower Court Clerks and Their Judges (Todd C. Peppers, ed., 2021), Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 20-07
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jan 2021
Chad M. Oldfather
Marquette University - Law School
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judge, clerk, law clerk, court of appeals