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Social Science and Law


Welcome to the Social Science and Law web site.  I developed this site as part of the Social Science and Law course I offer regularly at Cornell Law School. As a social scientist teaching in a law school, I'm interested in exploring how social science is used - and sometimes misused - in legal cases. I hope you find this site useful.


Valerie Hans


Featured Video:



Cornell Law Professor Michael Heise provides background on the use of social science in education cases. Please click on photo above.

Using Social Science in Jury Selection:

Cornell Law professor Valerie Hans served as scholarly advisor for this podcast on how lawyers are employing social science theories and techniques to select juries.

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