Minding the Court

November 27, 2012

Dr. Pam Casey from the National Center for State Courts alerted me to the following.   The American Judges Association (AJA) recently adopted a White Paper “Minding the Court: Enhancing the Decision-Making Process” focused on helping judges better understand the scientific research now available on how we process information and make decisions. Judge Kevin Burke, […]

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LCLD Keynote

November 5, 2012

Back in September 2012, I gave a keynote to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity about implicit bias and stereotype threat and their impact on building the best legal teams. Their website is hosting various video clips from my talk. Enjoy.

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Whatever — by Gerry Spann

September 26, 2012

I usually don’t post about law review articles, and the like, but I just read this short terrific essay by Gerry Spann on the upcoming Fisher affirmative action case.   It’s titled Whatever. Priceless.

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Stereotype Threat Amicus Brief – Fisher v Texas

August 13, 2012

We’ve just filed an amicus brief on behalf of Experimental Psychologists in the Fisher v. Univ. of Texas case. It discusses the phenomenon of stereotype threat. The scientists taking the lead are Greg Walton (Stanford) and Steve Spencer (Waterloo). Nearly all the major researchers on stereotype threat have signed on. Stuart Banner and I, from UCLA, and Rachel Godsil, […]

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Terrific Resources on Implicit Bias and the Courts

April 1, 2012

The National Center for State courts have produced terrific resources for the problem of implicit bias and the courts. “Helping Courts Address Implicit Bias” is available at: http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/ref/implicit.html   From NCSC: The resources include the report of the three pilot educational programs on implicit bias and shorter excerpts from the large report that can be used […]

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Confronting Sa-I-Gu (4.29)

February 25, 2012

It’s been 20 years since Los Angeles burned in 1992, after the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King.  Not surprisingly, there are many community and academic events to take account. I’ve been working with a Consortium of academics and NGOs to plan a conference on April 28, in Koreatown. Download flyer | tentative program […]

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2012 APA-UCLA Scholarships

February 9, 2012

Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA is proud to announce that the 2012 APA-UCLA Scholarship selection process has begun. Over $18,000 in scholarships are available to current UCLA undergraduate and graduate students. Each year, APA-UCLA is proud to honor many qualified young women and men with APA-UCLA scholarships. Please help us in our outreach by forwarding […]

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2012 Robert T. Matsui Writing Competition

January 30, 2012

Law students writing about Asian American legal issues should submit their paper to this competition. Here are the details: — The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) is seeking submissions for its 2012 Robert T. Matsui Writing Competition. The competition is open to all law students in the United States. Submissions for the […]

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Implicit Bias and Philosophy

January 8, 2012

Recently, I heard about a group focusing on Implicit Bias and Philosophy.  Looks interesting, and to be sure, some theoretical clarification about bias, grounded in what we know from the sciences, would be very useful. Patrick Shin has a paper called “Liability for Unconscious Discrimination? A Thought Experiment…. that’s on point.

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2011 AALS Research Plenary on Implicit Bias

December 4, 2011

This is old news, but back in January 2011, the Committee on Research of the AALS (American Assoc. of Law Schools) held a plenary session on implicit bias.  Tony Greenwald, one of the creators of the Implicit Association Test, was there, and both I and Gregory Mitchell commented. Prof. Greg Mitchell, UVA is one of the most strident critics […]

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