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Litigation Research and Persuasion

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Lessons For Litigators: What Trump’s Win Tells Us About Litigation Research

The recent election has brought the subject of confirmation bias and the hazards of interpreting social science research to the fore. Why were the predictions so off-base? This topic is highly relevant to lawyers and clients who hire consultants to conduct and analyze litigation research, as litigation research relies on some of the same techniques …

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Building Your Trial Story Is Like Building A House: Start With The Frame

I am a social science nerd. I find people endlessly complex and fascinating, with equal layers of predictability and mystery, so when I am not at work on jury research, witness prep or trials, I am often reading social science research or training myself in new skills. So the other day I was reading Nurture …

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Bill Cosby’s Criminal Conviction: A Triumph of Justice? Maybe Not.

After years of accusations that went unheard and a hung jury in a previous criminal trial, a Pennsylvania jury finally convicted Bill Cosby of criminal sexual assault. Part of me feels, “Hallelujah! Finally, the day has come!” Part of me is very nervous about how that verdict was achieved. What made the difference between the first …

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