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The Network Structure of Supreme Court Jurisprudence
Seth J. Chandler

This article begins a program of research examining the network structure of precedent-based judicial decision making, using the United States Supreme Court as an initial example. It develops a set of Mathematica tools that facilitate studies of large networks, including vehicles for Mathematica to communicate with external network analysis software.



About the Author
Seth J. Chandler is a law professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he also serves as Co-Director of its Health Law & Policy Institute. Chandler has published and presented numerous articles on the use of Mathematica in insurance law and the economic analysis of law. He has also presented works using Mathematica at two conferences on A New Kind of Science. He holds a J.D. degree from Harvard University and an A.B. from Princeton University.

Seth J. Chandler
University of Houston Law Center
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77025

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