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Law-Engaged Graduate Student [LEGS] Seminar: Cognitive Illusions & Judicial Decision-Making

Apr 5, 2017 12:00PM to 01:20PM
438 Robertson Hall


Restricted to Princeton graduate students, faculty, and fellows
Christoph Winter, Humboldt Visiting Researcher
Graduate students, fellows, and faculty only, please. 
Each seminar features law-related papers or practice job talks presented by graduate students from many disciplines.
Christoph writes:  "I will start by introducing some of the many cognitive illusions and their psychological/behavioral economic roots. After discussing some of the most common biases, we will have a look at how such illusions influence judicial decision-making and potential ways to mitigate them. Although the paper focuses mainly on examples concerning EU law, the examples are equally applicable to other jurisdiction as they mostly concern general legal principles such as the proportionality test and matters of causation."
Contact Leslie Gerwin, lgerwin@princeton.edu