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Janice Nadler

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Research Professor

Joint appointment

Stanford Clinton Research Professor, Northwestern University School of Law


Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois; J.D., University of California, Berkeley

Curriculum vitae


Janice Nadler is Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, and Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and…

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Research focus

Social psychology and law, with focuses on compliance with the law; the psychology of property; perceptions of responsibility and fairness; and negotiation and conflict


The Probative Versus Prejudicial Effect of Gruesome Photographs in Court

Latest finding: Feb 5, 2017, with Jessica Salerno, Arizona State University , Susan Bandes, DePaul Law School
Lawyers, judges, and juries are faced with a barrage of evidence and argument displayed in visual form - sometimes gruesome in nature. Advances in hand-held video technology have made it commonplace…

Public Opinion, Private Governance, and the Influence of Source Credibility

Latest finding: Feb 5, 2017, with David A. Dana, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
In this project, we seek to explore whether corporate endorsements and implementations of practices influence public support for legislation and regulation that would generally mandate such…
Moral Judgment and the Psychology of Legal Blame
Latest finding: Jun 7, 2011
In this project, I propose to conduct a series of experiments to map the contours ofpsychological blame, as it is influenced by the wrongdoer’s motive, the wrongdoer’s character, and…

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Social Psychology and the Law
Expressive Law, Social Norms, and Social Groups
The Path of Motivated Blame and the Complexities of Intent

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Serving up a bailout, with a side of justice

Oct 8, 2008

Serving up a bailout, with a side of justice Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2008 By Kenworthey Bilz and Janice NadlerJust after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's original proposal was made public, an…

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McAdams’ Expressive Powers of Law, Author Meets Reader
Jun 2016
Blaming for Unintentional Harms: Motivated Moral Judgment and the Influence of Moral Character
May 2016
Culpable Indifference: Criminal Liability for Reckless Offenses
Feb 2016

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Professional Service & Recognition

  • Associate Editor: Law & Social Inquiry 2004-2005; 2013-present

  • Editorial Board: American Law & Economics Review 2013- present

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