Center for Empirical Research in the Law

Center Leadership

Lee Epstein
CERL Co-Director
Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation for her work on law and legal institutions, Epstein has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays, as well as 15 books. The Behavior of Federal Judges, with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner, was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. Her most recent book is An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Pauline Kim
CERL Co-Director
Pauline Kim is the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. A nationally recognized expert on the law governing the employment relationship, she is co-author of Work Law: Cases and Materials (with Marion Crain and Michael Selmi). She has conducted path-breaking empirical work on employees' legal knowledge, public enforcement of federal employment discrimination laws and judicial decision-making. She is a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves as co-President of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies.
Technology Ranks

Troy DeArmitt
Technology Director
Troy DeArmitt has been working in web technologies for more than twenty years. He has experience in a variety of the core technologies but specializes in open platforms (e.g. Unix, PHP, MySQL). Prior to joining CERL, he worked in web design and development in the finance industry.
James Daily
Research Technologist
James Daily has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and a law degree, both from Washington University. He has worked as a research associate at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and as an attorney and litigation consultant on intellectual property matters and as a software developer for legal applications.
George Sessen
Research Technologist
George Sessen earned his B.A. in Computer Science from Webster University. Before joining CERL, he worked in the private sector for many years as a programmer and data management specialist.

Jared Berezin
Jared Berezin
Center Coordinator
Jared Berezin graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts. He joined CERL after working as a producer, researcher and production assistant in the television industry.
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