Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School have a strong relationship in two disciplines – law and economics; and law and psychology. No other law school can boast as high a percentage of PhD-trained, full-time research faculty members (47 percent) with social science PhDs in the nation.
Kellogg and Northwestern’s joint JD-PhD Program encourages close research relationships with both the law and business schools’ faculty, in addition to each school’s research resources.
In the area of social psychology, research methods are applied to the study of the legal processes and systems. The areas of study include the jury process and legal decision making; how legal institutions, laws, rules and practices affect perceptions of legitimacy; morality and justice, which in turn affect behavior; social norms and compliance with the law; and negotiation and dispute resolution.
Northwestern Law sponsors a Colloquium Series. Each series has an organizing theme, either topical or methodological. Here’s a sampling of workshops with research ties to the Kellogg School: Empirical Legal Studies, Law and Economics, Law and Psychology, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Law, Advanced Topics in Taxation, Intellectual Property, Law and Political Economy and Critical Race Theory.