Shari Seidman Diamond

Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law
Professor of Psychology


Shari Seidman Diamond is the Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. An attorney and social psychologist, she is one of the foremost empirical researchers on jury process and legal decision-making, as well as the use of science by the courts. She has published in both major law reviews and leading interdisciplinary journals. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications, including findings from a unique study of real jury deliberations and research on Argentina’s emerging jury systems.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Trademarks
  • Juries
  • Law and Social Science
  • Empirical Legal Research

Selected Publications

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  • BA, University of Michigan
  • JD with honors, University of Chicago
  • MA, Psychology, Northwestern University
  • PhD, Social Psychology, Northwestern University

Prior Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Attorney, Sidley & Austin
  • Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Recent Consulting Activities

  • Consultant, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Consultant, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Special Advisor, ABA Commission on the American Jury Project

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