Law & Social Inquiry

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Edited By: Edited by Christopher W. Schmidt. Review Section Editor: Howard S. Erlanger

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Online ISSN: 1747-4469

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The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is an independent, nonprofit national research institute committed to objective empirical research on law and legal institutions. The Foundation's program of sociolegal research is conducted by an interdisciplinary staff of Research Professors trained in such diverse fields as law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. The American Bar Foundation is the preeminent resource for lawyers, scholars, and policy makers seeking analyses of the theory and functioning of law, legal institutions, and the legal profession. The Foundation's work is supported by the American Bar Endowment, by The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, and by grants for particular research projects from private foundations and government agencies. The Foundation (Director Robert L. Nelson) is located at 750 North Lake Shore Drive, 4th floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Further information about Foundation programs and activities can be found at:

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