University of Arizona Law Events

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00 am

The American College of Trial Lawyers Presents The Science of Decision Making: Persuading Judges & Jurors

Room: MAIN 237
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Data and scientific approaches are transforming sports, business, and now trial strategy. This daylong CLE program will feature leading experts who bring scientific approaches to litigation. Attendees will learn from the Nobel-prize-winning research about how people -- including judges and jurors -- think in two different speeds, fast or slow. Long chalked up as mere “irrationality,” social science now reveals a range of different situations, cognitive styles, values, and emotions, that all shape decisions in predictable ways. With a morning dedicated to the fascinating basic scientific research on human decision making -- including interactive exercises and replications of classic experiments -- the afternoon features applications to juries in particular, with sessions on voir dire, expert witnesses, emotions, gory evidence, damages arguments, and group deliberation.

Contact:
cgast@email.arizona.edu (Chris Gast)