Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Programs & Innovation; Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society; Associate Professor of Economics (courtesy)
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Biographical Information

Representative Publications

  • Is It Fair? Law Professors Perceptions of Tenure, 61 J. Legal Educ. 511 (2012) (co-author, with Elizabeth Mertz).
  • Rulemaking in the Shade: An Empirical Study of EPAs Air Toxic Emission Standards, 63 Admin. L. Rev. 99 (2011) (co-author, with Wendy Wagner & Lisa Peters).
  • Place Matters (Most): An Empirical Study of Prosecutorial Decision Making in Death-Eligible Cases, 51 Ariz. L. Rev. 305 (2009).
  • Against Judgment (reviewing Bernard E. Harcourt, Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age (2007)), 93 Cornell L. Rev. 689 (2008).
  • Is Affirmative Action Responsible for the Achievement Gap Between Black and White Law Students?, 101 Northwestern L. Rev. 1759 (2007). Dataset and Programs
  • Assessing the Counterfactual: The Efficacy of Drug Interdiction Absent Racial Profiling, 54 Duke L. J. 1089 (2005).
  • Complete List of Publications


University of Minnesota, School of Statistics
University of Michigan Law School

Executive Editor, Journal of Law Reform; Clarence Darrow Scholar

University of Minnesota
Swarthmore College

Graduated with honors

Work Experience

Associate Dean for Programs & Innovation
James E. Rogers College of Law
Professor of Law and Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society (previously Associate Professor)
James E. Rogers College of Law
2011 - present
Visiting Scholar
American Bar Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Spring 2014
Visiting Professor
Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile
Fall 2013
Associate Professor and Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society
James E. Rogers College of Law
2007 - 2009
Professor of Economics (courtesy appointment) (previously Associate Professor)
Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
2007 - present
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Spring 2007
Assistant and Associate Professor
Washington University Law School, Saint Louis, Missouri
2003 - 2007
Law Clerk
Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, New York
2002 - 2003
Law Clerk
Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, California
2001 - 2002


Law & Society Association
American Statistical Association
American Association of Law Schools
American Law & Economics Association
Society for Empirical Legal Studies