• From Backlogs to Quality Assurance. The Development of Law Clerk Units at Norwegian Courts 

      Grendstad, Gunnar; Shaffer, William R.; Sunde, Jørn Øyrehagen; Waltenburg, Eric N. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) approves the role of law clerks assisting judges in their decision making but cautions against clerks replacing judges. In this article we put CCJE’s caution to a test and ...
    • A High Court Plays the Accordion: Validating Ex Ante Case Complexity on Oral Arguments 

      Bentsen, Henrik Litleré; Grendstad, Gunnar; Shaffer, William R.; Waltenburg, Eric N. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      While high courts with fixed time for oral arguments deprive researchers of the opportunity to extract temporal variance, courts that apply the “accordion model” institutional design and adjust the time for oral arguments ...