Justin D. Levinson
- Professor of Law
- Director, Culture and Jury Project
- Deputy Director, Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law
- BA with distinction University of Michigan 1996
- JD University of California, Los Angeles 1999
- LLM Harvard Law School 2004
Professor Levinson joined the faculty in 2004. In Fall 2008, he founded the Culture and Jury Project, an interdisciplinary and international research collaboration devoted to facilitating the study of human decision-making in the law.
Prior to joining us, Professor Levinson practiced law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, where he represented technology companies at various stages of development. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Beijing University, and as a Fellow at the Culture and Cognition Lab at UC Berkeley. He has also taught courses in Australia and Israel.
Professor Levinson's research focuses on the intersection of psychology and the law, including empirical analysis of psychological concepts embedded in the law.
- IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ACROSS THE LAW (Justin D. Levinson & Robert J. Smith, editors), Cambridge University Press (2012).
- Devaluing Death: An Empirical Study of Implicit Racial Bias on Jury-Eligible Citizens in Six Death Penalty States, NYU L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014, with Robert Smith & Danielle Young)
- Implicit Bias in the Courtroom, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1125 (2012, with J. Kang, M. Bennett, D. Carbado, P. Casey, N. Dasgupta, D. Faigman, R. Godsil, A. G. Greenwald & J. Mnookin)
- SuperBias: The Collision of Implicit Social Cognition and Behavioral Economics. 45 Akron L. Rev. 591 (2012).
- The Impact of Implicit Racial Bias on the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion (with Robert J. Smith), 35 Seattle L. Rev. 795 (2012).
- Implicit Gender Bias in the Legal Profession: An Empirical Study, 18 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol’y 1 (2010, with Danielle Young).
- Guilty by Implicit Racial Bias: The Guilty/ Not Guilty Implicit Association Test, 8 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 187 (2010, with Huajian Cai & Danielle Young)
- Different Shades of Bias: Skin Tone, Implicit Racial Bias, and Judgments of Ambiguous Evidence, 112 W. Va. L. Rev. 307 (2010, with Danielle Young).
- Race, Death and The Complicitous Mind, 58 DePaul L. Rev. 599 (2009).
- Forgotten Racial Equality: Implicit Bias, Decision-Making and Misremembering, 57 Duke L.J. 345 (2007).
- Valuing Cultural Differences in Behavioral Law and Economics, 5 ICFAI Journal of Behavioral Finance, 32 (2007, with Kaping Peng).
- Mentally Misguided: How State of Mind Inquiries Ignore Psychological Reality and Overlook Cultural Differences, 49 How. L. J. 1 (2005).
- Suppressing the Expression of Community Values in Juries: How 'Legal Priming' Systematically Alters the Way People Think, 73 U. Cin. L.Rev. 1059 (2005).
- Different Torts for Differrent Cohorts: A Cultural Psychological Critique of Tort Law's Actual Cause and Foreseeability Inquiries, 13 So. Cal. Interdisc. L. J. 195 (2004, with Kaiping Peng).
- Biased Corporate Decision-Making? in IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ACROSS THE LAW (Justin D. Levinson & Robert J. Smith, editors), Cambridge University Press (2012).
- Implicit Racial Bias: A Social Science Overview (with Danielle Young & Laurie A. Rudman), in IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ACROSS THE LAW (Justin D. Levinson & Robert J. Smith, editors), Cambridge University Press (2012).
- Culture, Cognitions and Legal Decision-Making, in (R. Sorrentino & S. Yamaguchi, eds) Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures. Elsevier Press (2008).