Professor of Law Emily Taylor Poppe Named to Editorial Boards of Law & Social Inquiry and Law & Society Review


Emily Taylor Poppe

IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2023) — University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) Professor Emily Taylor Poppe was named to the editorial boards of two leading peer-reviewed law and society publications: Law & Social Inquiry and Law & Society Review. Professor Taylor Poppe is an interdisciplinary, empirical scholar whose research focuses on inequalities in access to civil justice. She is the Faculty Director of the UCI Law Initiative for Inclusive Civil Justice, and an affiliated faculty member for the Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession. This is the latest announcement highlighting the depth and breadth of UCI Law faculty leading the global discussion analyzing law and the legal profession from a sociolegal perspective. UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin was elected President-Elect of the Law & Society Association, and Professor Shauhin Talesh was named co-editor of Law & Society Review.

About Professor Emily Taylor Poppe

Prof. Taylor Poppe’s scholarship explores the origins of civil legal problems and their paths toward resolution, as well as the role of legal actors and institutions in shaping these processes. She has investigated variation in both formal and informal access to legal counsel and has also assessed the effect of legal representation on case outcomes. In other scholarship, she has evaluated how legal education, the regulation of the legal profession, legal technology, and institutional design might enhance equality in access to justice. Finally, in a third stream of scholarship, she evaluates estates and trusts law from an access to justice perspective, offering both legal reforms and policy interventions to enhance equality under the laws governing succession. Her research has appeared in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, UC Davis Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and other journals.

Prof. Taylor Poppe serves as the Faculty Director of the UCI Law Initiative for Inclusive Civil Justice. She is also co-chair of the New Legal Realism Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association and council member of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association.  

Before entering academia, Prof. Taylor Poppe was an associate in the Private Client Department of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago, IL and Associate Director of Planned Giving for the Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. Prof. Taylor Poppe holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and A.B. degrees in Public Policy and Spanish from Duke University.

About the University of California, Irvine School of Law 

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is a top, visionary law school that provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, prioritizes public service, and demonstrates a commitment to equity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 135,000 hours of pro bono work since 2009. Forty-eight percent of UCI Law’s J.D. graduates are people of color. At UCI Law, we are driven to improve our local, national, and global communities by grappling with critical issues as scholars, as practitioners and as teachers who are preparing the next generation of leaders. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, engaged alumni and enthusiastic supporters. More information on UCI Law is available here. Please follow us on Twitter @UCILaw and Facebook @UCIrvineLaw and Instagram @ucilaw.

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