Law & Society: Courts eJournal
Editor: Alex Tanford
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts of empirical or theoretical scholarship on the operation of the trial and appellate courts, jury decision-making, and the courtroom behavior of attorneys, witnesses and judges, from any disciplinary perspective. Covered topics include: judges, judges' qualifications, judges' decision-making processes, juries, jury selection processes, jury decision-making processes, appellate judges, appellate judges' qualifications, appellate judges' decision-making processes, pre-trial-publicity, and the public and court decision-making processes.

The Center for Law, Society, and Culture ( is sponsored by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The Center actively supports and promotes multidisciplinary understanding of law and legal problems through scholarship, teaching, and discussion. The Center is located in the School of Law on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, but produces, presents and coordinates research conducted by more than 70 scholars from schools and departments across Indiana University. The Center's affiliated scholars hold appointments in African-American studies, business, journalism, history, economics, English, criminal justice, law, and gender studies, among others, and are dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the role of law in society and culture. The Center supports research related to the law in a broad sense, including the cultural aspects of law expressed through political theory and scientific aspects of law expressed through technological advances in biotechnology, environmental science and information technology.

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Sample Issue

Law & Society: Courts eJournal Advisory Board
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Editor: Alex Tanford
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Alfred (Fred) Aman

Jeannine Bell

Peter Carstensen

Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt

Lauren Edelman

Sally Engle Merry

Howard Erlanger

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Marc Galanter

Michael Grossberg

William Henderson

Anna-Maria Marshall

Lynn Mather

Joyce Sterling