dailygrind wrote:This might be out of left field, so feel free not to answer it...but Leiter commented on NU in his TLS interview and said something to the effect of:Northwestern is an excellent place to be for someone with an empirical social science background interested in studying the legal system
in regards to finding a job in academia. While I'm not quite particularly interested in academia I am sort of curious about that area, and I'm guessing you might be too. Any comments you can offer on that?
I don't know much about academia, but I can guess what he's referring to. Just under half the law professors at NU have a social sciences PhD, a bunch of them in economics. Our Dean has a PhD in econ from LSE. My torts professor has a PhD in econ from MIT. So if you're interest is in "law and XYZ" type academia, you have a range of people with deep backgrounds in the social sciences to work with.