Barbara A. Spellman

University of Virginia School of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Legal Reasoning

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-09
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Law and Social Cognition

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 07 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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juries, jury decision making, judicial decision making, and law and psychology

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Embodied Rationality

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2009-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2010
Barbara A. Spellman and Simone Schnall
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Cambridge
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rationality, decision making, embodied cognition, behavioral law and economics

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Is Expert Evidence Really Different?

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-15
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 May 2013
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 439 (126,610)
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evidence, experts, psychology and law, jury, overvaluation

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Memory and the Law

Spellman, B. A., & Weaver, C. S. Memory in the Law. Chapter for: M. Kahane and A. Wagner (Eds.), Handbook of Human Memory -- Vol. II: Applications. Oxford (Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-56
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jul 2020
Barbara A. Spellman and Charles A. Weaver
University of Virginia School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Memory, forensic psychology, cognition and law, product liability, confessions, testimony, memory impairment

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Precedent and Similarity

T. Endicott, H. Kristjansson & S. Lewis (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Precedent (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022/2023), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2022-21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Mar 2022
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 405 (139,012)
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similarity, precedent, stare decisis, Legal Realism, analogy

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Probabilistic Causation in the Law

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 176, pp.4-17 (March 2020), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-43, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2020-07
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 May 2020
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 364 (156,659)
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causation, causality, probabilistic causativo, deterministic causation, legal rules

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On the Supposed Expertise of Judges in Evaluating Evidence

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 04 Apr 2007
Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 344 (166,584)
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legal reasoning, evidence, judicial reasoning

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Sentencing Decisions: Matching the Decisionmaker to the Decision Nature

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 105, pp. 1124-1161, May 2005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Mar 2005
Paul H. Robinson and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Sentencing

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Analogy, Expertise, and Experience

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 1, 2017, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-62
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Nov 2017
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 303 (190,578)

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analogy, legal reasoning

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Calibrating Legal Judgments

The Journal of Legal Analysis, forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-58, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2016-19
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2016
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Judges, Expertise, and Analogy

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDICIAL DECISION-MAKING, D. Klein & G. Mitchell, eds., Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2009-20
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2009
Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law
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courts, judicial behavior, analogical reasoning, expertise, attitudinal model, Legal Realism

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Counterfactuals, Control, and Causation: Why Knowledgeable People Get Blamed More

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jul 2014
University of Virginia, University of Virginia - Psychology, University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce and University of Virginia School of Law
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Blame, cause, attribution, counterfactuals, control, potency, mental state

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Calibration Trumps Confidence as a Basis for Witness Credibility

Psychological Science, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 46, 2007
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
Elizabeth R. Tenney, Robert MacCoun, Barbara A. Spellman and Reid Hastie
University of Virginia - Psychology, Stanford Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 184 (308,542)
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evidence, juries

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Immorality or Abnormality: What's to Blame for Increasing Blame?

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-31
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2014
Elizabeth Gilbert and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia and University of Virginia School of Law
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Causation, Blame, Morality, Counterfactuals, Control

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When Knowledge Matters to Causation

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2010
Barbara A. Spellman and Christopher Holland
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce
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Causation, Attribution, Reasonable Person, Psychology

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Guns, Analogies, and Constitutional Interpretation Across Centuries

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 2, 2024
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Jan 2024
Frederick Schauer and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Beyond Instructions to Disregard: When Objections Backfire and Interruptions Distract

Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 May 2014 Last Revised: 23 May 2014
Molly J. Walker Wilson, Barbara A. Spellman and Rachel York
Saint Louis University - School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and George Mason University - Department of Psychology
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Blame, Cause and Counterfactuals: The Inextricable Link

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Jul 2014
Barbara A. Spellman and Elizabeth Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia
Downloads 85 (554,062)
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Blame, causation, counterfactuals, attribution, law, psychology

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A Source of Individual Variation

Science Direct Working Paper No S1574-034X(04)70381-6
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Jan 2018
William Levy, Xiangbao Wu, Anthony J. Greene and Barbara A. Spellman
University of Virginia - Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia - Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Psychology and University of Virginia School of Law
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hippocampus, CA3, transitive inference, transverse patterning, sequence learning