The The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University strives to revitalize public school systems while reinventing professional education. CPRL conducts high-impact research and consulting projects for our clients in the education sector and provides rigorous coursework, skills training, and real world experiential learning for our graduate students who attend programs at Columbia University and across the country.

Since its founding in 2011, CPRL has provided research and consulting support to state agencies, school districts, charter school organizations, foundations, and advocacy groups, completing 200 projects and counting. More than two-thirds of CPRL's 500-plus alumni work in education and other public-sector leadership and management roles.

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An "Effective Death Penalty"? AEDPA and Error Detection in Capital Cases, James S. Liebman

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Apocalypse Next Time?: The Anachronistic Attack on Habeas Corpus/Direct Review Parity, James S. Liebman

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A Public Laboratory Dewey Barely Imagined: The Emerging Model of School Governance and Legal Reform, James S. Liebman and Charles F. Sabel

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Brecht v. Abrahamson: Harmful Error in Habeas Corpus Law, James S. Liebman and Randy Hertz

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Capital Attrition: Error Rates in Capital Cases, 1973-1995, James S. Liebman, Jeffery Fagan, Valerie West, and Jonathan Lloyd

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Correcting Criminal Justice through Collective Experience Rigorously Examined, James S. Liebman and David Mattern

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Desegregating Politics: "All-Out" School Desegregation Explained, James S. Liebman

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Every Dollar Counts: In Defense of the Education Department's "Supplement Not Supplant" Proposal, James S. Liebman and Michael Mbikiwa

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Guiding Capital Sentencing Discretion beyond the "Boiler Plate": Mental Disorder as a Mitigating Factor, James S. Liebman and Michael J. Shepard

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Implementing Brown in the Nineties: Political Reconstruction, Liberal Recollection, and Litigatively Enforced Legislative Reform, James S. Liebman

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Less is Better: Justice Stevens and the Narrowed Death Penalty, James S. Liebman and Lawrence C. Marshall

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Madisonian Equal Protection, James S. Liebman and Brandon L. Garrett

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Minority Practice, Majority's Burden: The Death Penalty Today, James S. Liebman and Peter Clarke

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More than "Slightly Retro:" The Rehnquist Court's Rout of Habeas Corpus Jurisdiction in Teague v. Lane, James S. Liebman

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Opting for Real Death Penalty Reform, James S. Liebman

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Slow Dancing with Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, 1963-2006, James S. Liebman

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Some Effectual Power: The Quantity and Quality of Decisionmaking Required of Article III Courts, James S. Liebman and William F. Ryan

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The Federal No Child Left Behind Act and the Post-Desegregation Civil Rights Agenda, James S. Liebman and Charles F. Sabel

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The Overproduction of Death, James S. Liebman

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Vangrack's Explanations: Treating the Truth as a Mere Matter of "Form", Jeffery Fagan, James S. Liebman, and Valerie West

Books

Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure, Randy A. Hertz and James S. Liebman

Book Reviews

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Voice, Not Choice, James S. Liebman

Essays

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Perpetual Evolution: A School's-Focused Public Law Litigation Model for Our Day, James S. Liebman

Letters to the Editor

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Misstatements of Fact in Adam Vangrack's Student Note: A Letter to the Editors of the Washington University Law Quarterly, Jeffery Fagan, James S. Liebman, and Valerie West

Responses/Comments

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Look Who's Extrapolating: A Reply to Hoffmann, Valerie West, Jeffery Fagan, and James S. Liebman

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Search and Seizure of the Media: A Statutory, Fourth Amendment and First Amendment Analysis, James S. Liebman

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The Fragile Promise of Provisionality, James S. Liebman and Charles F. Sabel

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The Fragile Promise of Provisionality, James S. Liebman and Charles F. Sabel

Working Papers

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Governance of Steel and Kryptonite Politics in Contemporary Public Education Reform, James S. Liebman, Christina C. Ma, and Elizabeth R. Cruikshank

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Minority Practice, Majority’s Burden: The Death Penalty Today, James S. Liebman and Peter Clarke