Prof. Lee Epstein has joined the Center as Distinguished Affiliated Professor

9 January, 2018

The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law is proud to announce that Prof. Lee Epstein has joined the Center as Distinguished Affiliated Professor. Professor Epstein’s research and teaching interests center on the U.S. Supreme Court, judicial behavior constitutional law and empirical legal studies, especially the behavior of judges. Prof. Epstein is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prof. Epstein has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles and essays, as well as 18 books. Prof. Epstein is the recipient of many honors and awards, notably she is the recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation,  and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on diversity in the federal courts. Prof. Esptein served as the Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California; the Henry Wade Rogers Professor at Northwestern University; and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and professor of law at Washington University. She is currently the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information on Prof. Epstein and her work, please visit her personal website at

Prof. Epstein will visit the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and conduct research in close cooperation with the Center members.