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Ellman article published in legal studies journal


June 12, 2009

An article co-authored by Professor Ira Ellman of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, entitled“Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support,” recently was published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

The article, written with Sanford Braver, a Professor of Psychology at ASU, and Robert MacCoun, a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, reports the results of their empirical study on laypeople’s intuitions about the appropriate levels of child support in different contexts.

To read the article, click here.

Ellman is a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology and an Affiliate Professor of Psychology. His current scholarly projects include an empirical investigation into how people make judgments about appropriate legal rules, and a book for Oxford University Press about the difficulties inherent in implementing family policy through family law. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Child and Youth Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.