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Fall 2023 Reading Group

Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics

Prerequisites: Students who have completed either of the following Spring 2021 reading groups, Evaluating Criminal Justice Reform or Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics, or the Fall 2021 reading group, Be Careful What You Wish For, are not eligible to enroll in this offering due to overlap.

Exam Type: No Exam

Many interventions in law and in public policy sound great at first, but subsequent empirical investigation demonstrates that they are either ineffective or counterproductive. This reading group will review several such interventions and consider their implications.

Note: This reading group will meet at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue on the Third Floor. Class sessions will meet from September 5 – October 17, 2023.