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Janice Nadler

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Joint appointment

Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker 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 Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of law and psychology, and her research focuses…

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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


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

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…

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“Emotional Evidence in Court”
Research Handbook on Law and Emotion
“Ordinary People and the Rationalization of Wrongdoing”
Michigan Law Review
“Reducing Meat Consumption by Appealing to Animal Welfare: Protocol for a Meta-Analysis and Theoretical Review”
Systematic Reviews

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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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