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The ACTL Presents: Science of Decision Making: Persuading Judges and Jurors 2017

Total Credits: 6

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Law Practice Management |  Lawyering Skills Program
Patrick J. McGroder, III, Esq. |  Peter Akmajian |  David Yokum, JD, PhD |  Tom Henze |  John Campbell, JD |  Jessica Salerno, PhD |  Bernard Chao, JD |  Ted Schmidt |  Georgia Stanton |  Diane Lucas |  Joseph E. Mais, Esq.
5 Hours 52 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 90 day(s) after purchase.


Data and scientific approaches are transforming sports, business, and now trial strategy. This daylong CLE program features 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 fascination 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.