DEJI is working on a number of studies that will be useful to advocates and that inform rules that impact advocates and their clients.
- John Campbell, Bernard Chao, Christopher Robertson & David Yokum,Countering the Plaintiff’s Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Arguments, 101 Iowa Law Review 543 (2016).
- John Campbell, Bernard Chao & Christopher Robertson, Time is Money: An Empirical Assessment of Non-Economic Damages Arguments, 95 Washington University Law Review 1 (2017).
- Bernard Chao & Amy Mapes, An Early Look at Mayo’s Impact on Personalized Medicine, 2016 Patently-O Patent Law Journal 10.
- Bernard Chao, Catherine Durso, Ian Farrell & Christopher Robertson, Why Courts Fail to Protect Privacy: Race, Age, Bias, Technology (forthcoming California Law Review).
Work by our Co-Authors
Two of our co-authors – Christopher Robertson and David Yokum (and another professor, Matt Palmer) – produced a study examining whether jurors can diagnosis their own self-bias. Judges often allows jurors to remain on a jury even if the juror expresses serious bias against one side’s position, so long as the juror states he can set aside his bias when instructed to do so. The study found that those who admit they cannot set aside their bias, and those who say they can, exhibit the same level of bias when actually judging fact patterns. This suggests that current practices in selecting jurors do not conform to the way jurors actually operate.