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About Michael Heise

Michael Heise specializes in empirical legal scholarship and bridging empirical methodologies, legal theory, and policy analysis. He writes in public and private law areas, including civil justice reform, punitive damages, education policy, criminal sentencing, and judicial decisionmaking. Professor Heise’s teaching areas include torts, empirical methods for lawyers, insurance law, constitutional law, business torts, education law, and law and social science. Professor Heise has co-edited the JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES since 2005 and is a Founding Director of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies.
A.B., Stanford University 1983
J.D., University of Chicago 1987
Ph.D., Northwestern University 1990


Present Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
308 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Phone: (607) 255-0069
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Torts and Compensation Systems (1)

Criminal Law and Procedure (2)

Constitutional Law (2)

Courts (3)

Education Law (6)

Procedure (including Evidence and Alternative Dispute Resolution) (1)

Civil Rights (1)

No Subject Area (56)