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Campos, Paul F Professor

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Research

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  • Prof. Campos is an expert on the economics of law school and the legal profession. He studies the market for new and experienced attorneys, in the context of the cost of obtaining a law degree. He is especially focused on the sociology of stigmatization as it applies to lawyers and law graduates who have a 'spoiled identity,' to use Erving Goffman's terminology. Prof. Campos is also an expert on the moral panic regarding weight and health in both America and internationally. He writes widely on both subjects in both academic and popular venues

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  • law and society, obesity and health, legal education, legal profession

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Teaching

courses taught

  • LAWS 6128 - Statutory Interpretation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines theories of legislation and the relation between legislatures and courts, emphasizing problems of statutory interpretation and other issues in the judicial use or misuse of statutes.
  • LAWS 7318 - Economics of the American Legal System
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Explores the economics of the American legal system. Topics include the cost of producing lawyers, the market for legal services, the practical challenges of running small and large law firms and the government's role in making legal services available.
  • LAWS 8548 - Seminar: Theory of Punishment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores the various justifications that philosophers have developed to explain why we have the right to punish. Examines the historical evolution of our punishment system and focuses on the death penalty as a critical contemporary issue in the debate about the proper role of punishment in our society.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)