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Robert Anderson IV, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008
  • J.D., New York University, 2000
  • B.A., Claremont-McKenna College, 1997

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Robert Anderson received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2000, and was associated with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from 2000 to 2003 where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial institutions regulation. In 2008, he received his PhD in Political Science at Stanford University, where his fields included American Politics, Political Organizations, and Political Methodology (Statistics).

Professor Anderson's primary research interests are corporate and securities law, positive political theory of the judiciary, and quantitative and empirical approaches to law. In particular, he has worked extensively on modeling judicial behavior and developing computational and empirical techniques for analyzing corporate transactions and corporate governance.


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  • Robert Anderson IV, The Long and Short of Corporate Governance, 23 GEO. MASON L. REV. 19 (2015) SSRN
  • Robert Anderson IV & Jeffrey Manns, The Delaware Delusion, 93 N. C. L. REV. 1049 (2015)
  • Robert Anderson IV and Jeffrey Manns, The Merger Agreement Myth: An Empirical Assessment of the Market Value of Legal Terms, 98 CORNELL L. REV. 1143 (2013) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV, Law, Fact, and Discretion in the Federal Courts: An Empirical Study, 2012 UTAH L. REV. 1 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV, Teaching and Learning the Law of Boats, 55 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 549 (2011) (symposium) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV, Distinguishing Judges: An Empirical Ranking of Judicial Quality in the United States Court of Appeals, 76 MO. L. REV. 315 (2011) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV, Measuring Meta-Doctrine: An Empirical Ranking of Judicial Quality in the United States Courts of Appeals, 32 HARV. J. L. & PUB. POL'Y 1045 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV & Alexander M. Tahk, Institutions and Equilibrium in the United States Supreme Court, 101 AM. POL. SCI. REV. 811 (2007) SSRN
  • Robert Anderson IV, Employee Incentives and the Federal Securities Laws, 57 U. MIAMI L. REV. 1195 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Robert Anderson IV, "Ascertained in a Different Way": The Treaty Power at the Crossroads of Contract, Compact, and Constitution, 69 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 189 (2001) SSRN HeinOnline

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