I am a professor of law at New England Law | Boston, where I direct the litigation concentration and teach courses on judicial process, civil procedure, and intellectual property. Prior to teaching, I was the Director of Research at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver (IAALS), and a litigator in private practice.
Most of my research focuses on the relationship between courts and their users. My current work looks at the organizational character and behavior of court systems. I have also written extensively on judicial selection, judicial performance evaluation, court productivity, and bench presence (the time a trial judge spends in the courtroom).
I work frequently with state courts on issues of judicial performance evaluation, legal education, and civil litigation reform.