B.A., 1972, Benedictine University
M.A., 1974, University of Wisconsin Madison
Ph.D., 1978, University of Wisconsin Madison
Stephen Daniels is on leave from the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL, where he a Senior Research Professor. During the 2010-11 academic year, he served as the Director of Research at the University of Denver’s Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on law and public policy and the various aspects of the American civil justice system. He has written on the delivery of legal services, trial courts, juries, plaintiffs’ lawyers, and the politics of civil justice reform – including the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, and punitive damages. He is co-author (with Joanne Martin) of Civil Juries and the Politics of Reform), and author or co-author of numerous articles in law reviews and social science journals focusing on law and public policy. He is currently working, with William Sullivan (Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers at IAALS) on a major survey of innovation in legal education.
- Inside Campaigns: Chronicles – and Lessons – from the Trenches, Lynne Rienner Publishers: 2011 (co-edited with James R. Bowers).
- Hypotheticals, co-authored with James R.Bowers, Congressional Quarterly Press, forthcoming as an e-book for use in classes on constitutional law, civil liberties, and the Supreme Court).
- A Brief Moment of Opportunity: The Effects of the Economic Downturn on the Delivery of Legal Services to the Poor, co-authored with Joanne Martin, University of Arkansas-Little Rock Law Review (forthcoming).
- Plaintiffs‟ Lawyers and the Tension between Professional Norms and the Need to Generate Business, co-authored with Joanne Martin, in Leslie Levin and Lynn Mather, eds., Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision-Making in Context (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).
- Plaintiffs' Lawyers: Dealing with the Possible But Not Certain, co-authored with Joanne Martin, DePaul Law Review (forthcoming).