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Activity Number: 550
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Memorial
Abstract - #306908
Title: Paul Meier and the Law
Author(s): Sandy Zabell*+
Companies: Northwestern University
Address: Department of Statistics, Evanston, IL, 60208, United States
Keywords: law and statistics ; expert testimony

Besides his research and teaching, Paul Meier had a long standing interest in the legal applications of statistics. This was in part because his consulting activities often brought him into contact with attorneys and the courts, either by way of reports, depositions, or courtroom testimony. When I first started out doing legal consulting myself, I sought advice from Paul, advice which he freely gave and which has served me well ever since. In this talk I distill some of that advice into a "top ten" list of things every consulting statistician should know. One sometimes says to oneself: "I wish I knew that when I started out." In this case I did!

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