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Jerry Goldman

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University


Program Area(s): American Politics

Regional Specialization(s): United States

Subfield Specialties: American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Law and Politics

Professor Goldman developed the OYEZ Project, a a multimedia relational database devoted to the United States Supreme Court. With  major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation and Google, Goldman worked with collaborators in linguistics, psychology, computer science and political science to create a complete archive of the Court’s public sessions stretching back to October 1955. This amounts to a public searchable database of more than 10,000 hours of audio, 100+ million words, with all speakers identified. The Project is now located at Cornell Law School. The OYEZ website gets more than 12 million visits a year.