Converging Perspectives From Global To Regional On The Rule Of Law
12 January 2018 at Dusit Thani Hotel
Valerie Hans holds B.A. (Highest Honors) in Psychology from University of California at San Diego, M.A. in Social Psychology from University of Toronto, and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Toronto. She conducts empirical studies of law and the courts, and is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the jury system. Trained as a social scientist, she has carried out extensive research and lectured around the globe on juries and jury reforms as well as the uses of social science in law.
She is the author or editor of many books and research articles. Current projects on the American jury include developing a new theory of damage awards, analyzing how jury service promotes civic engagement, examining the impact of race in tort decisions, and researching the jury’s role in death penalty cases. Prof. Hans is also studying the introduction of juries and other forms of citizen participation in other countries, including Argentina, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. Prof. Hans is Co-President of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies.