The Federalist Society

Prof. James Lindgren

Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

James Lindgren is a leading scholar in the growing movement of New Legal Empiricists. Many of his current projects examine the roles that viewpoint diversity plays in American society. He is an influential scholar in the area of trusts and estates. He has also done important scholarship in legal education, law reviews and criminal law. He is a cofounder of the Section on Scholarship of the Association of American Law Schools and a former chair of its Section on Social Science and the Law.


  • BA cum laude, Yale University
  • JD, University of Chicago
  • PhD Student in Sociology, University of Chicago


Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
15th Annual Faculty Conference
January 10, 2013
Public Sector Unions - Event Audio/Video
14th Annual Faculty Conference
January 6, 2012
Is America Different from Other Major Western Democracies? - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyer Convention
November 16, 2007

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