Biography

George Shepherd


Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 


Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law, Civil Procedure, Education Law, Law and Economics

Biography

George Shepherd was a judicial clerk and practiced law for four years before entering graduate school in economics. Since joining the Emory Law faculty in Fall 1995, he has published, among other papers, "No African-American Lawyers Allowed: The Inefficient Racism of the ABA's Accreditation of Law Schools," Journal of Legal Education (2003); "Words Without Meaning: The Constitution, Confessions, and Mentally Retarded Suspects," with Morgan Cloud, Alison Barkoff and Justin Shur, University of Chicago Law Review (2002), "An Empirical Study of the Economics of Pretrial Discovery," International Review of Law & Economics (1999); "Time and Money: Discovery Leads to Hourly Billing," with Morgan Cloud, University of Illinois Law Review (1999); and "Fierce Compromise: The Administrative Procedure Act Emerges from New Deal Politics," Northwestern Law Review (1996) (winner of the 1997 Award for Scholarship from the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, which honors the year's best paper in administrative law).

In addition, his work on the economic impact of tort reforms has received much attention, including a feature story in the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal also favorably reviewed his book Rejected: Leading Economists Ponder the Publication Process (1995).

Education: BA, Yale University, 1982 (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude); JD, Harvard Law School, 1986 (Cum Laude); PhD (Economics), Stanford University, 2004.

Publications
 
The Impacts of the European Rule for Fee-Shifting on Litigation Behavior
Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-06, BALANCING OF INTERESTS: LIBER AMICORUM PETER HAY ZUM 70. GEBURTSTAG, 2006

 
No African-American Lawyers Allowed: The Inefficient Racism of the ABA's Accreditation of Law Schools
Emory University School of Law Working Paper 2004

 
Time and Money: Discovery Leads to Hourly Billing
University of Illinois Law Review 2004

 
Defending the Aristocracy: ABA Accreditation and the Filtering of Political Leaders
12 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 637 2003

 
Defending the Aristocracy
ABA Accreditation and the Filtering of Political Leaders 2003

 
U.S. Labor Market Regulation and the Export of Employment: Major League Baseball Replaces U.S. Players with Foreigners
Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 7 2003

 
Words without Meaning: The Constitution, Confessions, and Mentally Retarded Suspects
69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 495 2002

 
The Causes and Effects of Liability Reform: Some Empirical Evidence
NBER Working Paper No. W4989 2002

 
Sharper Focus: Market Shares in the Merger Guidelines
Antitrust Bulletin, Winter 2001

 
An Empirical Study of the Economics of Pretrial Discovery
International Review of Law and Economics, June 1999

 
Time and Money: Discovery Leads to Hourly Billing
1999 U. Ill. L. Rev. 91 1999

 
Scholarly Restraints - ABA Accreditation and Legal Education
19 Cardozo L. Rev. 2091 1998

 
Fierce Compromise: The Administrative Procedure Act Emerges from New Deal Politics
90 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1557 1996

 
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