Herbert M. Kritzer

University of Minnesota Law School

Professor of Law

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  My book on legal malpractice will be available in March 2018. My new project focuses on the politics of changing methods of state judicial selection and retention  ”

Scholarly Papers (54)

1.

The Commodification of Insurance Defense Practice

Vanderbilt Law Review, 2006, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 69
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Jun 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Insurance, lawyers, torts, legal practice, commodification

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Fee Regimes and the Cost of Civil Justice

Civil Justice Quarterly, Vol. 28, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-25
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2009
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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legal profession, legal fees, contingency fees, cost of litigation

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Jackpot Justice and the American Tort System: Thinking Beyond Junk Science

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Jul 2008
Tom Baker, Herbert M. Kritzer and Neil Vidmar
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Minnesota Law School and Duke University - School of Law
Downloads 589 (43,922)
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Torts

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To Lawyer, or Not to Lawyer, is That the Question?

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 82, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper , Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2008
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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legal needs, access to justice

The Antecedents of Disputes: Complaining and Claiming

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-33
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 190 (155,702)

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Claiming, Propensity to Sue, Legal Mobilization

The Antecedents of Disputes: Complaining and Claiming

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 1, No. 6, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Oct 2011
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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claiming, complaining, propensity to Sue, litigiousness

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Defending Torts: What Should We Know?

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 70, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1044, Journal of Tort Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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litigation, torts, defense, lawyers, insurers, insurance, defendants

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Seven Dogged Myths Concerning Contingency Fees

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 80, pp. 739-794, 2002
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jun 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Contingent fee, contingency fee, tort, plaintiff, lawyer

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Private Enforcement of Statutory and Administrative Law in the United States (and Other Common Law Countries)

in PROCEDURAL JUSTICE 197-318 (Peter Gottwald & Burkhard Hess, eds. 2014)., U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-08
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 09 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 06 May 2014
Stephen B. Burbank, Sean Farhang and Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Pennsylvania Law School, U.C. Berkeley Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
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Administrative law, politics, practice and procedure, regulation, delegation, compliance, structure of private enforcement, common law, enforcement regimes, employment discrimination law, consumer protection legislation

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Empirical Legal Studies Before 1940: A Bibliographic Essay

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-27
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Jul 2009
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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empirical legal studies, legal history

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Daubert in the States: Diffusion of a New Approach to Expert Evidence in Court

1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jul 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer and Darryn C. Beckstrom
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
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diffusion, Daubert, expert evidence, scientific evidence

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When the Lawyer Screws Up: A Portrait of Legal Malpractice Claims and Their Resolution

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-29
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 08 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Herbert M. Kritzer and Neil Vidmar
University of Minnesota Law School and Duke University - School of Law
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legal profession, litigation, malpractice

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Research is a Messy Business: An Archeology of the Craft of Socio-Legal Research

CONDUCTING LAW AND SOCIETY RESEARCH: REFLECTIONS ON METHODS AND PRACTICES, Simon Halliday and Patrick Schmidt, eds., New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 101
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Oct 2008
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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research methods, qualitative research, quantitative research, data collection

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Private Enforcement

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 17, P. 637, 2013, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-22, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-46
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Stephen B. Burbank, Sean Farhang and Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Pennsylvania Law School, U.C. Berkeley Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 222 (134,560)
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Administrative law, politics, practice and procedure, regulation, delegation, compliance, structure of private enforcement, common law, enforcement regimes, employment discrimination law, consumer protection legislation

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The (Nearly) Forgotten Early Empirical Legal Research

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-26
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Jul 2009
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 213 (139,947)
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Early Empirical Legal Studies, legal history, civil litigation

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The Arts of Persuasion in Science and Law: Conflicting Norms in the Courtroom

Law and Contemporary Problems, 2007, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 86
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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expert testimony, Daubert

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Daubert in the Law Office: Routinizing Procedural Change

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1043, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 72, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Oct 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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litigation, expert testimony, scientific testimony, evidence

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The Business of State Supreme Courts, Revisited

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1033
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Dec 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer, Paul Brace, Melinda Gann Hall and Brent D. Boyea
University of Minnesota Law School, Rice University - Department of Political Science, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Texas at Arlingtion
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state supreme court, litigation

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Toward a Theorization of Craft

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 73, Socio-Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Jun 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 158 (183,181)
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legal profession, judicial behavior, judging

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Lawyers on Trial: Juror Hostility to Defendants in Legal Malpractice Trials

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-15, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-06
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Herbert M. Kritzer and Neil Vidmar
University of Minnesota Law School and Duke University - School of Law
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Legal profession, legal malpractice, juries

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Does Chevron Matter?

Law and Policy, Vol 28, No. 4, October 2006
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jun 2006
Mark J. Richards, Joseph L. Smith and Herbert M. Kritzer
Grand Valley State University - Department of Political Science, Grand Valley State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota Law School
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Administrative law, Supreme Court, judicial regimes, deference

Does Chevron Matter?

Law & Policy, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 444-469, October 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Mark J. Richards, Joseph L. Smith and Herbert M. Kritzer
Grand Valley State University - Department of Political Science, Grand Valley State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota Law School
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'Law is the Mere Continuation of Politics by Different Means': American Judicial Selection in the Twenty-First Century

DePaul Law Review, March 2007, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1032, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 71
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 07 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2008
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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judicial selection, judicial elections

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Examining the Real Demand for Legal Services

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 102
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Access to Justice, Legal Services

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Competition in State Supreme Court Elections, 1946-2009

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2010
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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State Supreme Court Elections

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The Trials and Tribulations of Counting 'Trials'

63 DePaul Law Review 415-441 (2013) , Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-26
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2013
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Civil Litigation, Trials, Criminal Justice

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Change in State Supreme Court Elections: Is Voting Becoming More Partisan?

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-29, APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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An Exploration of 'Non-Economic' Damages in Civil Jury Awards

William & Mary Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-39
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Aug 2013
Herbert M. Kritzer, Guangya Liu and Neil Vidmar
University of Minnesota Law School, Duke University School of Law and Duke University - School of Law
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civil juries, pain and suffering, damages

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Law Schools and the Continuing Growth of the Legal Profession

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Jul 2013
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Legal profession, Legal education, Abogacía, Educación legal

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Reporting Civil Litigation on Local Television News

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 96, Version 2a, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers (revised)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 May 2008 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2008
Herbert M. Kritzer and Robert E. Drechsel
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Downloads 106 (249,356)

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civil litigation, media, news reporting

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It’s the Law Schools Stupid! Explaining the Continuing Increase in the Number of Lawyers

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-23
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2012
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 104 (252,665)
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legal education, legal profession

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Early Empirical Research on Civil Justice

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-29
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Civil Litigation, Empirical Legal Research

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Lawyers at Work: Theories and Methods

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-04
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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legal profession, litigation

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Advocacy and Rhetoric vs. Scholarship and Evidence in the Debate Over Contingency Fees: A Reply to Professor Brickman

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 82, pp. 477-507, 2004
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jun 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Contingency fee, contingent fee, plaintiffs lawyers, tort, lawyer fees

Polarized Justice? Changing Patterns of Decision-Making in the Federal Courts

University of Minnesota Law School, Working Papers, May 5, 2018
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 31 May 2018
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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judicial decision-making, judicial behavior, federal courts, supreme court, court of appeals

Polarized Justice? Changing Patterns of Decision-Making in the Federal Courts

University of Minnesota Law School Working Papers (2018)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 Apr 2018
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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judicial behavior, judicial decision-making, political polarization, federal courts

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Roll-Off in State Court Elections: Change Over Time and the Impact of the Straight-Ticket Voting Option

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jul 2015
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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judicial selection, judicial elections

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The Partisan Character of State Supreme Court Retention Elections

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-29, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2012
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Judicial selection, retention elections, law and politics

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A Portrait of Local News Reporting of Civil Litigation

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-34, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2010
Herbert M. Kritzer and Robert E. Drechsel
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Journalism & Mass Communication
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litigation, media, civil justice reform, tort reform

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Local News of Civil Litigation: All the Litigation News That's Fit to Print or Broadcast

Judicature, Vol. 96, No. 1, pp. 16-22, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-46
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Herbert M. Kritzer and Robert E. Drechsel
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Journalism & Mass Communication
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News media, courts, civil litigation

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The American Public's Assessment of the Rehnquist Court

Judicature, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 168-176, November-December 2005
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jun 2006
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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public opinion, Supreme Court, Rehnquist Court

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Polarization in American Politics: Does it Extend to the Federal District Court?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Herbert M. Kritzer, Robert A. Carp and Kenneth L. Manning
University of Minnesota Law School, University of Houston and University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
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Judicial Behavior, Federal District Courts, Political Polarization

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To Regulate or Not to Regulate, or (Better Still) When to Regulate

Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Spring 2013), pp. 12-13, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-37
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 28 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2013
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Where Are We Going? The Generalist vs. Specialist Challenge

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-47
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Juries, Specialized Courts

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Supreme Court Elections and Tort Law Decisions

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jul 2014
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Judicial Behavior, State Supreme Court Elections

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Judicial Elections in the 2010s

DePaul Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Courts, Judges, Judicial Elections, State Supreme Courts, Law and Politics

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A Tale of Two States

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-38
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Competitiveness in State Supreme Court Elections, 1946-2009

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 237-259, 2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 May 2011
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School
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Impact of Judicial Elections on Judicial Decisions

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 12, pp. 353-371, 2016
Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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Risks, Reputations, and Rewards: Contingency Fee Legal Practice in the United States

Herbert M. Kritzer, RISKS, REPUTATIONS AND REWARDS: CONTINGENCY FEE LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES, Stanford University Press, July 2004
Posted: 06 Aug 2004
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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The Fracturing Legal Profession: The Case of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Lawyers

W. G. Hart Legal Workshop
Posted: 18 Jun 2001
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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Investing in Justice: Can You Profit from Contingency Fee Work

Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 70, No. 1, 1997
Posted: 03 Dec 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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Contingent Fee Lawyers and Their Clients Settlement Expectations and Settlement Realities

Posted: 01 Dec 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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The Wages of Risk: The Returns of Contingency Fee Legal Practice

DePaul University Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, 1998
Posted: 22 Nov 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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Rethinking Barriers to Legal Practice: It is Time to Repeal Unauthorized Practice of Law Statutes

Judicature, Vol. 81, No. 3, 1997 and author's book Legal Advocacy: Lawyers and Nonlawyers at Work, University of Michigan Press.
Posted: 09 Nov 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer
University of Minnesota Law School

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The Shadow of Punitives: An Unsuccessful Effort to Bring it into View

Wisconsin Law Review, 1998
Posted: 04 Nov 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer and Frances K. Zemans
University of Minnesota Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Lawyers Seeking Clients, Clients Seeking Lawyers: Sources of Contingency Fee Cases and Their Implications for Case Handling

Posted: 30 Jul 1998
Herbert M. Kritzer and Jayanth K. Krishnan
University of Minnesota Law School and Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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