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Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff

Professor of Law

Professor Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff focuses on law and psychology in the context of dispute resolution. Her interdisciplinary perspective on legal dispute resolution uses psychological research and insights to better understand the role of legal actors, systems, and norms. She also explores the relationship between human behavior and dispute resolution systems, particularly in the context of legal negotiation and civil procedure. Her work has been selected for presentation at the Stanford–Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, the American Psychology–Law Society Annual Meeting, the Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop, and the Junior Faculty Criminal Law Workshop. Professor Hollander-Blumoff previously served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Civil Procedure. Before becoming a law professor, she clerked for the Hon. Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also practiced law at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, a litigation firm in New York City specializing in white collar criminal defense. In addition to her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University, Professor Hollander-Blumoff holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from New York University, where she formerly served as an acting assistant professor in the Lawyering Program, as well as a research fellow at the Institute of Judicial Administration. Professor Hollander-Blumoff teaches negotiation skills worldwide to professional audiences including lawyers, doctors, executives, government officials, and non-profit leaders. Professor Hollander-Blumoff has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and Harvard Law School.

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