Program in Law and Social Science

Texas A&M University School of Law’s Program in Law and Social Science promotes the application of social science and empirical methods to the study of law and legal institutions. The faculty affiliated with the program use economics, psychology, political science, and other social science research and methods to analyze the legal system and public policy. Professors Nuno Garoupa, Gary Lucas and Milan Markovic are co-conveners of the Program.

The Program sponsors a seminar on law and social science. The seminar brings distinguished interdisciplinary scholars to the law school to present their work and to interact with faculty and students.

Spring 2017 schedule of speakers:

 February 6

 Lee Fennell

Max Pam Professor of Law, Univ. of Chicago Law School

 February 13

 Jennifer Robbennolt

Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law, Univ. of Illinois College of Law

 February 27

 James Greiner

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

 March 6

 John Donohue

C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

 March 20

 Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Professor of Law and Psychology, Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School

 April 10

 Russell Korobkin

Vice Dean and the Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law