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Andrew Jurs Profile

Associate Dean of the Law School

Professor of Law

515-271-2067
andrew.jurs@drake.edu

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Science and the Law

Education

JD – University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
BA – Stanford University

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 2011
Visiting assistant professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law
Assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado
Attorney at Johnson, McConaty & Sargent, PC
Deputy district attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado

Selected Publications

  • Expert Prevalence, Persuasion and Price: What Trial Participants Really Think About Experts, 91 Indiana Law Journal 353 (2016).
  • An Overreaction to a Nonexistent Problem: Empirical Analysis of Tort Reform from the 1980s to 2000s, 3 Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation 62 (2015) (with Scott DeVito).
  • The Gatekeeper’s Toolbox: A Survey on Judicial Handling of Expert Reliability Motions, 51 Court Review 8 (2015).
  • Gatekeeper with a Gavel: A Survey on Judicial Management of Challenges to Expert Reliability and Their Relationship to Summary Judgment, 83 Mississippi Law Journal 325 (2014).
  • "Doubling-Down" for Defendants: The Pernicious Effects of Tort Reform, 118 Penn State Law Review 543 (2014) (with Scott DeVito).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School, 2014 and 2018
  • Chair (2017-2018) and Member of the Executive Committee (2015-present) of the AALS Section on Evidence
  • Invited speaker: Expert Gatekeeping– A Recent Survey on Judicial Scrutiny of Expert Reliability (8th Circuit Federal Judicial Conference, Omaha, NE, August 2014).
  • Invited speaker: How Judges Perform Gatekeeping – New Data on Judicial Handling of Expert Witness (Iowa State Judges Conference, Des Moines, IA, June 2014).
  • Member of the New Scholars Committee, SEALS (2009-2011)

Additional Information

Andrew Jurs Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Jurs Scholarly Works

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