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    • 20227-01
    • Law and Cognition: Seminar
    • Kahan
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (25)
    • not applicable

    Law and Cognition: Seminar (20227). 2 units. The goal of this seminar will be to deepen participants' understanding of how legal decisionmakers--particularly judges and juries--think. We will compile an in-depth catalog of empirically grounded frameworks, including ones founded in behavioral economics, social psychology, and political science; relate these to historical and contemporary jurisprudential perspectives, such as "formalism," "legal realism," and the "legal process school"; and develop critical understandings of the logic and presuppositions of pertinent forms of proof--controlled experiments, observational studies, and neuroscience imaging, among others. Students will write short response papers on weekly readings. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. D.M. Kahan.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10139