David J. Herring

Independent

6958 Reynolds Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Teaching Skills of Legal Analysis: Does the Emperor Have Any Clothes?

18 Legal Writing 85 (2012), UNM School of Law Research Paper 2013-09
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2013
David J. Herring and Collin Lynch
Independent and North Carolina State University - College of Engineering
Downloads 274 (84,740)

Abstract:

legal education, educational assessment, assessment, student learning outcomes, teaching, teaching outcomes, law students, methodology, case-dialog, Carnegie Report

2.

Evolutionary Theory and Behavioral Biology Research: Implications for Law

Applied Evolutionary Psychology, S.C. Roberts, ed., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-27
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Aug 2010
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 220 (104,211)

Abstract:

applied evolutionary psychology, behavioral biology, empirical research, evolutionary theory, human behavior, law and biology, law and society, lawmaking, legal scholarship, legislation

3.

Adoption and Safe Families Act-Hope and its Subversion

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, p. 329, 2000, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Feb 2009
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 217 (90,953)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Adoption and Safe Families Act, ASFA, Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, AACWA, public child welfare systems, reform, permanent placement, permanency planning ,health and safety of children, implementation, legal professionals, legislation, congressional action

4.

Evolutionary Theory and Kinship Foster Care: An Initial Test of Two Hypotheses

Capital Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 291, 2009, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-25
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
Independent, University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work and University of Pittsburgh - School of Education
Downloads 200 (107,886)

Abstract:

children, child welfare, domestic relations, foster care, juveniles, kinship, kinship care, law and society, social welfare

5.

The Multiethnic Placement Act: Threat to Foster Child Safety and Well-Being?

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2007, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Posted: 22 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 147 (127,703)

Abstract:

child welfare, foster care, race

6.

Legal Scholarship, Humility, and the Scientific Method

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2006
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 133 (172,851)

Abstract:

legal scholarship, law, behavioral biology, scientific method

7.

Clinical Legal Education: Energy and Transformation

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 31, pp. 621-628, 2000, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Feb 2009
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 98 (209,919)
Citation 1

Abstract:

legal clinics, clinical legal education, clinical education, teaching methods, faculty status, interdisciplinary skills, methodology, experiential learning program, community involvement

8.

Kinship Foster Care: Implications of Behavioral Biology Research

Buffalo Law Review Vol. 56, p. 495, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-01
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 98 (209,919)
Citation 2

Abstract:

child welfare, domestic relations, juveniles, kinship and foster care, law and society, science and technology, social welfare

9.

Measuring Law Student Learning Outcomes: 2013 Lawyering Class

UNM School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Jan 2014
David J. Herring and Collin Lynch
Independent and North Carolina State University - College of Engineering
Downloads 92 (203,074)

Abstract:

10.

Law Student Learning Gains Produced by a Writing Assignment and Instructor Feedback

Legal Writing, Vol. 19, 2014, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
David J. Herring and Collin Lynch
Independent and North Carolina State University - College of Engineering
Downloads 86 (224,700)

Abstract:

legal education, educational assessment, student learning outcomes, teaching, teaching outcomes, law students, case-dialog, legal education reform, legal education innovation, traditional teaching methods, legal writing skills

11.

Foster Care Placement: Reducing the Risk of Sibling Incest

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 37, 2004
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 82 (229,449)

Abstract:

Foster Care, Family Law, Incest, Child Welfare, Juvenile Law,

12.

Teaching Legal Frameworks

Supplementing Socrates, Durham: Carolina Academic Press, Forthcoming, UNM School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-04
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 53 (276,720)

Abstract:

Legal Frameworks, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Pedagogy

13.

Fathers and Child Maltreatment: A Research Agenda Based on Evolutionary Theory and Behavioral Biology Research

Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 31, pp. 935–945, 2009, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-18,
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 May 2010
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 53 (295,216)

Abstract:

Child maltreatment, Child placement, Fathers, Risk assessment, Evolutionary concepts, Genetic relatedness, Kinship altruism, Kinship cues, Mating effort, Parental investment

14.

Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Welfare Law

The Evolution of Violence, Springer, 2013, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-32
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 40 (336,495)

Abstract:

behavioral biology, child maltreatment, child welfare, evolutionary theory, foster care, grandparents, kinship, parental investment, risk assessment

15.

Child Placement Decisions: The Relevance of Facial Resemblance and Biological Relationships

Jurimetrics, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 34 (359,110)
Citation 1

Abstract:

: Juveniles, Law and Society, Human Behavior, Family Law, Behavioral Biology

16.

Foster Care Safety and the Kinship Cue of Attitude Similarity

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 7, P. 355, 2006, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 31 (369,603)

Abstract:

foster care safety, kinship cue, behavioral biology, attitude similarity, prosocial behavior, pro-social, maltreatment

17.

Behavioral Genetics and the Best Interests of the Child Decision Rule

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 36, p.1-34, 2002, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Feb 2009
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 29 (388,789)

Abstract:

behavioral genetics, child decision rule, child custody law, best interests of the child, shared environment, home environment factors

18.

Troxel and the Rhetoric of Associational Respect

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 649, 2001, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Feb 2009
David J. Herring
Independent
Downloads 27 (401,654)

Abstract:

Troxel v. Granville, parents' prerogatives, child's best interest, third party visitation statutes, rights of custodial parents, parental rights, children's rights, political functions of the family

19.

How Different are Their Experiences and Outcomes? Comparing Aged Out and Other Child Welfare Involved Youth

Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Feb 2015
University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work, Independent, University of Delaware, School of Social Work and University of Pittsburgh - School of Education
Downloads 1 (515,872)

Abstract:

Child Welfare, Aging Out, Justice System, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

20.

Lawyers at Work: A Study of the Reading, Writing, and Communication Practices of Legal Professionals

Legal Writing Journal, Vol. 21, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-11
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Ann Sinsheimer and David J. Herring
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law and Independent
Downloads 0 (43,453)

Abstract:

Legal Education, Legal Pedagogy, Law School, Legal Practice, Reading, Writing, Ethnography

21.

Patterns of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Justice System Involvement Among Youth Aging Out of Child Welfare

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81(3), 420-432, July 2011
Posted: 02 May 2015
University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work, University of Delaware, Independent, University of Pittsburgh - School of Education and Florida State University College of Social Work

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