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226 sec. 1 - Colloquium on Law and Psychology (Fall 2013)
"Colloquium on Law and Psychology"

Instructor: Avani Mehta Sood  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: August 22, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 50636


This colloquium will provide students with an opportunity to discuss current research that applies the theories and methodologies of social psychology to questions of law and policy. The course will alternate weekly between “speaker sessions” and “seminar sessions.” During the speaker sessions, leading scholars who are conducting experimental work at the intersection of law and psychology will present their ongoing research and take questions from students and faculty in attendance. During the seminar sessions, we will meet as a class to discuss readings relating to each upcoming speaker’s work. Speakers will include Dan Kahan (Yale Law School) on cultural cognition and risk perception; Valerie Hans (Cornell Law School) on jury damage awards; Janice Nadler (Northwestern University School of Law) on moral character, mental state, and blame; Tess Wilkinson-Ryan (University of Pennsylvania Law School) on trust and breach of contract; Kenworthey Bilz (University of Illinois School of Law) on punishment and social standing; and Tom Tyler (Yale Law School) on procedural justice and police legitimacy. This course does not require any background in psychology or empirical analysis.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Criminal Law
General Courses
Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
Law and Society
Litigation and Procedure
Social Justice and Public Interest

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