Law and Psychology

This colloquium provides an opportunity for students to interact with faculty from around the country who are doing cutting edge research in law and social psychology. This semester (Spring 2011), we will focus on how the disciplines of law and psychology treat scientific and quantitative evidence in general, and forensic science evidence in particular. Students with interests in litigation, evidence, social science experiments, and quantitative reasoning will be particularly interested in this colloquium. Grades will be based on class participation, a series of short reaction papers, and performance in leading a single class session.

Spring 2011

Organized by Professor Jonathan Koehler this Colloquium will take place at 4:00 – 5:50 p.m. on Mondays in McCormick 381 on the dates listed below.

January 31
Deborah Tuerkheimer, DePaul Law School
"Medically Diagnosed Murder"

February 14
William Thompson, University of California, Irvine

February 28
Dan Kahan, Yale Law School

March 28
Brandon Mayfield, Attorney, Oregon
"Fingerprints, FISA, and the Fourth Amendment"

April 11
Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court, Boston, MA