Saks article published in Iowa journal


June 3, 2010

An article by Regents’ Professor Michael">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=28">Michael Saks, entitled “Judging Admissibility,” has been published in the current issue of the Iowa Journal of Corporation Law. It is part of a symposium issue on “Compensation of Plaintiffs in Mass Securities Litigation.”

The aim of this article, according to the author, is to provide those thinking about the admissibility of economics expert testimony on damages in mass securities litigation under Daubert with a broader perspective on the law of expert evidence admissibility. The article looks at what courts have done about admissibility more generally, with other kinds of expertise, under varying tests, over a longer span of history. Download Full Image

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Saks">http://www.law.asu.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5SmCO5OjtnA%3d&tabi... is a Regents’ Professor of Law and Psychology, and a Faculty Fellow in the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation. His research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision-making, the behavior of the litigation system, and the law’s use of science. Saks is the fourth most-cited law-and-social-science scholar in the U.S., and has authored approximately 200 articles and books. Courses he has taught include criminal law, evidence, law and science, property and torts.

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Berch book into fifth printing


June 3, 2010

The fifth edition of Introduction to Legal Method and Process, a clear and useful casebook about the processes of law by Professors Michael">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=17">Michael Berch and Ralph Spritzer, recently was published. The book is co-authored by Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch (Class of 1979) and new author, Jessica J. Berch.

Topics in the book include how the common law works, an anatomy of a legal dispute, the analysis and synthesis of judicial decisions, an introduction to criminal justice processes, and units on the interpretation of statutes and the limited role of federal courts. Download Full Image

Michael Berch is a Professor at the College and an Honors Disciplinary Faculty member of Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. Since 1969, he has taught a wide variety of courses, including Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Law and the Regulatory State and Professional Responsibility. He has coached many of ASU’s winning Moot Court teams and has written extensively.

Ralph Spritzer has been teaching courses in criminal procedure, antitrust, regulated industries and litigation for more than 40 years, since 1986 at the College of Law and before that, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is Professor Emeritus.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder">mailto:Jane.Magruder@asu.edu">Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law