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Authors' Series – The Psychology of Lawyers in Litigation and Negotiation

The Psychology of Lawyers in Litigation and Negotiation

29 September 2021 | Zoom webinar

The International Law Section and Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section of the Law Council of Australia, and the New South Wales Bar Association invite you to attend the next event of the Authors' Series webinar – The Psychology of Lawyers in Litigation and Negotiation – featuring Professor Jean Sternlight and Ms Mary Walker OAM, Chair of the International Law Section.

The psychology of lawyers themselves is highly relevant to the work attorneys do on behalf of their clients. While some may assume that lawyers are hyper-rational beings, research reveals that lawyers are human after all.

This webinar will focus on the psychology of perception, communication, persuasion, emotion, judgment, decision-making, justice and ethics. It will show how knowledge of lawyers' psychology in each of these areas can help lawyers more effectively and ethically interview, counsel, negotiate, mediate, investigate, and litigate on behalf of their clients. 



Registration is free, however registration is required. Please note, limited spots available. 

Registration closes 28 September 2021.




Professor Jean Sternlight

Professor Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Boyd School of Law.

Frequently cited by courts and the media, Sternlight is co-author of Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision (2d ed. 2021), Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model 2d ed. (Aspen 2011), Mediation Theory and Practice 2d ed. (Lexis 2006), and Arbitration Law in America: A Critical Assessment (Cambridge Univ. Press 2006).

She has published articles and book chapters on many aspects of dispute resolution in numerous well-respected journals and books, and was named Outstanding Scholar by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution in 2015. Sternlight received her B.A. (High Honors) from Swarthmore College, and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

Ms Mary Walker OAM

Chair of the International Law Section.






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For any inquiries about the event, please contact the Section Administator.

Doris Wimmler
ILS Section Administator
T. 02 6246 3758

Event Details

Zoom Webinar