Washington University Law CERL
  Center for Empirical Research in the Law

Center Staff
Lee Epstein
Co-Director of CERL
Lee Epstein ( email, web ) 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
Co-Director of CERL
Pauline Kim ( email, web ) is the Charles Nagel Professor of Law. She is a nationally recognized expert on employment law and judicial decision-making, and has conducted path-breaking empirical work on employees' legal knowledge, public enforcement of anti-discrimination law and judicial decision-making.

Troy Dearmitt
Technology Director
Troy DeArmitt ( email ) is CERL's Technology Director. In this capacity Troy participates in both the administrative and developmental needs of the Center. Thus, Troy defines and directs the technological requirements of the Center and also designs, develops, presents, and oversees Center-identified research initiatives. Troy also, in consultation with the Director, helps to set the strategy and vision of CERL's furtherance in effort to keep it at the forefront of like research operations.

Bethany Friedrich
Center Coordinator
Bethany Friedrich ( email ) is the CERL Administrative Coordinator. Bethany serves primarily as the CERL business manager, including managing the Center budget and all external research grants. Bethany also assists affiliated faculty in grant preparation, including managing both internal and external grant submission systems. She also coordinates all Center events.
James Daily
Research Technologist
James Daily ( email ) is a CERL Technologist. In this role James sees assigned projects from the initial client meeting through design, development, promotion, and ongoing nurturing. In short, James is responsible for every pixel and line of code behind projects assigned to him, and he does so with great skill and precision.
  Washington University / School of Law / Campus Box 1120 / St. Louis MO 63130