My scholarship investigates the dynamic interplay between law and social science.
Specifically, I examine law and legal decision-making from the perspective of social
psychology and draw on an emerging research paradigm known as “Behavioral Realism.” The
approach looks to the field of social psychology for empirically supported theories of
human behavior and then compares those theories and findings to assumptions about human
behavior embedded within the law. 

Law and Social Psychology

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JUDICIAL MINDSETS: THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF IMPLICIT THEORIES AND THE LAW, Nebraska Law Review (2012)

This article introduces Dr. Carol Dweck’s seminal and significant line of psychological research on the...

 

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BEYOND COMMON SENSE: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IQBAL'S EFFECT ON CLAIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, Michigan Journal of Race & Law (2011)

This article examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937...

 

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(MIS)JUDGING INTENT: THE FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR IN FEDERAL SECURITIES LAW, NYU Journal of Law & Business (2010)

This article examines the element of scienter (fraudulent intent) in claims of federal securities fraud...

 

Civil Procedure

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BEYOND COMMON SENSE: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IQBAL'S EFFECT ON CLAIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, Michigan Journal of Race & Law (2011)

This article examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937...

 

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(MIS)JUDGING INTENT: THE FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR IN FEDERAL SECURITIES LAW, NYU Journal of Law & Business (2010)

This article examines the element of scienter (fraudulent intent) in claims of federal securities fraud...

 

Employment Discrimination

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BEYOND COMMON SENSE: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IQBAL'S EFFECT ON CLAIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, Michigan Journal of Race & Law (2011)

This article examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937...

 

Civil Rights

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BEYOND COMMON SENSE: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IQBAL'S EFFECT ON CLAIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, Michigan Journal of Race & Law (2011)

This article examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937...