David Rottman was a Senior Research Officer in the ESRI from 1975 until 1992. He is a former director of the Court Statistics Project and is the lead staff for the joint NCSC (National Center for State Courts) /College of William and Mary School of Law Election Law Program. He is currently Principal Court Research Consultant at the National Center for State Courts, where he has worked since 1987. His research interests include sociology of law, social stratification and comparative sociology. See http://www.ncsc.org/contact/staff/david-rottman.aspx
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.