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Kaye co-authors piece for Reflections section of 'Jurimetrics'

January 21, 2009

Professor David Kaye, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, co-authored a piece for the "Reflections" section of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, & Technology

The piece, co-authored with Joseph Gastwirth, Professor of Statistics and Economics at George Washington University, discusses whether the dearth of female clerks at the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2006-07 term reflects some bias in the clerkship selection process or is instead the result of random variation. The authors use statistical analysis and conclude that the 37-clerk sample size for 2006-07 is so small that it is difficult to detect real changes. Moreover, they contend that the numbers are not so dramatic as to establish that the decline was anything other than random.

Kaye, an internationally recognized expert on scientific evidence and statistics in law, has taught evidence, law and science, constitutional law, legal philosophy and international human rights law. He is the author of 10 books and more than 100 articles and reviews in journals of law, philosophy, medicine, genetics and statistics.
Jurimetrics provides scholars and researchers with a wealth of thoughtful articles and is frequently cited in opinions of state and federal courts, legal treatises, textbooks, and scholarly articles in a wide range of other journals.

Judy Nichols,
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law