Virtually all American judges are former lawyers, a shared background that results in the lawyer-judge bias. This book argues that these lawyer-judges instinctively favor the legal profession in their decisions and that this bias has far-reaching and deleterious effects on American law.
About the Author
Benjamin Barton is the Director of Clinical Programs and a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. His articles have been published in the Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, and Empirical Law Review and discussed in Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal law blog, among others. Barton has been named the Outstanding Faculty Advisor for UT Pro Bono twice and has received the Marilyn V. Yarbrough Faculty Award for Writing Excellence. He is the winner of the 2010 LSAC Philip D. Shelton Award for outstanding research in legal education.