Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

Cornell Law School

Professor of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

United States

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Inside the Judicial Mind

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 23 Feb 2001
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Decide Cases

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-25, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-32
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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behavioral law and economics, judges, heuristics and biases, dispute resolution, psychology, realism, formalism

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Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision Making How It Affects Judgment and What Judges Can Do About It

Chapter 5: American Bar Association, Enhancing Justice (2017), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Andrew J. Wistrich and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
California Central District Court and Cornell Law School
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Standard-Form Contracting in the Electronic Age

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 24 Oct 2001
Robert A. Hillman and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School and Cornell Law School
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Contracts, Cyberspace

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Does Unconscious Racial Bias Affect Trial Judges?

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2009, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Judges, race

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‘They Saw a Protest’: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction

Cultural Cognition Project Working Paper No. 63, Stanford Law Review, Vol. 64, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-17
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Yale Law School and Cornell Law School
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A Better Metric: The Role of Unconscious Race and Gender Bias in the 2008 Presidential Race

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-007
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2008
Gregory Scott Parks and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Cornell Law School
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Inside the Arbitrator's Mind

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 66, 2017, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-46, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2017-08
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 13 May 2017
American University - Washington College of Law, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective GoodsUniversity of Hamburg, Law School, United Nations, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School
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Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Arbitrators, Investment Treaty Arbitration, International Economic Law, Investor-State Arbitration, ISDS, Law and Psychology, Empirical Legal Studies, Dispute Systems Design, International Courts and Tribunals, Cognitive Illusions, Biases and Heuristics

Judging the Judiciary by the Numbers: Empirical Research on Judges

Annu. Rev. Law Soc. Sci. 2017. 13:X--X, doi: 10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-110615-085032 , Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2017
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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Judges, Courts, Judicial Decision Making

Judging the Judiciary by the Numbers: Empirical Research on Judges

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 13, pp. 203-229, 2017
Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School and California Central District Court

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Fraud by Hindsight

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Feb 2005
Mitu Gulati, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Donald C. Langevoort
University of Virginia School of Law, Cornell Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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Can Judges Ignore Inadmissible Information? The Difficulty of Deliberately Disregarding

Number of pages: 96 Posted: 04 Apr 2005
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Lawmaking

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 73, Summer 2006, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-025
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School
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In Praise of Investor Irrationality

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Apr 2005
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Gregory P. Lablanc
Cornell Law School and University of Virginia - Department of Economics
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How Lawyers' Intuitions Prolong Litigation

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 571, 2013, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-91
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2013
Andrew J. Wistrich and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
California Central District Court and Cornell Law School
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The Hidden 'Judiciary': An Empirical Examination of Executive Branch Justice

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-12, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-09, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-010
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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Judges, ALI, Decision-making, Intuition, Deliberation, Heuristic and biases

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Probable Cause, Probability, and Hindsight

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-25, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-38
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Jul 2011
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Probable Cause, Probability, and Hindsight

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 8, pp. 72-98, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Chris Guthrie and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and California Central District Court
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Product-Related Risk and Cognitive Biases: The Shortcomings of Enterprise Liability

Roger Williams Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Feb 2001
James A. Henderson and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School and Cornell Law School
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torts, products liability

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Judging Autonomous Vehicles

Yale Journal of Law and Technology (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2022
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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judges, courts, autonomous vehicles

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Implicit Bias, Election '08, and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Aug 2009
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Gregory Scott Parks
Cornell Law School and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Barack Obama, Election 2008, implicit bias, race

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Law, Environment, and the 'Non-Dismal' Social Sciences

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-01
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
William Boyd, Douglas A. Kysar and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
UCLA School of Law, Yale University - Law School and Cornell Law School
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Environmental law, law and psychology, science and technology studies, global governance, risk regulation

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Reconciling Experimental Incoherence with Real-World Coherence in Punitive Damages

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Feb 2002
Theodore Eisenberg, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Martin T. Wells
Cornell University, Law School (Deceased), Cornell Law School and Cornell University - Law School
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Insurers, Illusions of Judgment & Litigation

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-28
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Dec 2006
Chris Guthrie and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School
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litigation, settlement, heuristics and biases, experts, insurance, anchoring, framing, self-serving bias

23.

Rulemaking Versus Adjudication: A Psychological Perspective

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2005
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School
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Misunderstanding Ability, Misallocating Liability

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Jan 2005
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School
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Contrition in the Courtroom: Do Apologies Affect Adjudication?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 1189, 2013, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-90
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Chris Guthrie and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and California Central District Court
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Judges

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Altering Attention in Adjudication

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 1586, 2013, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-32, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-45
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2013
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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The Politics of Legal Empirics: Do Political Attitudes Predict the Results of Empirical Legal Scholarship?

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-29
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2018
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School
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empirical legal scholarship

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Gains, Losses, and Judges: Framing and the Judiciary

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 2, 2018, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-43
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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law and psychology, judging, loss aversion, reference-dependent choice, status quo bias, endowment effect, risk seeking in the face of losses, framing effects, empirical

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Benevolent Sexism in Judges

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 101, 2021, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper 21-32
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 May 2021 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2021
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
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Judges, courts, gender, sexism

What is Cultural Cognition, and Why Does it Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 17, pp. 277-291, 2021
Posted: 28 Oct 2021
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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What is Cultural Cognition and Why Does It Matter?

Annual Review of Law & Social Science, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-35
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2021
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School
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cultural cognition, political psychology

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Are Arbitrators Human?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 666-692, 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Rebecca Helm, Andrew J. Wistrich and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
University of Exeter - School of Law, California Central District Court and Cornell Law School
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Can Judges Make Reliable Numeric Judgments? Distorted Damages and Skewed Sentences

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2015
Posted: 15 Mar 2017
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School

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Law, Environment, and the 'Nondismal' Social Sciences

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, pp. 183-211, 2012
Posted: 31 Oct 2012
William Boyd, Douglas A. Kysar and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
UCLA School of Law, Yale University - Law School and Cornell Law School

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The Limits of Social Norms

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 4, 2000
Posted: 04 Nov 2000
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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The 'New' Law and Psychology: A Reply to Critics, Skeptics, and Cautious Supporters

Posted: 12 Sep 2000
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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Regulating in Foresight Versus Judging Liability in Hindsight: The Case of Tobacco

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 33, Spring 1999
Posted: 07 Jan 2000
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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Protecting Endangered Species Without Regulating Private Landowners: The Case of Endangered Plants

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 8, 1998
Posted: 17 Nov 1999
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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A Positive Psychological Theory of Judging in Hindsight

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 65, 1998
Posted: 08 May 1998
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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Gains, Losses, and the Psychology of Litigation

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1 (1996).
Posted: 01 Aug 1997
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
Cornell Law School

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Other Papers (1)

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