Full Professor

prof. (Jeff) J.J. Rachlinski

Erasmus School of Law

Civil Law

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Room: T19-36

T:+31 10 4082797,

E: rachlinski@law.eur.nl

Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort: Relevance for Policymaking

Role Researcher
  • Rachlinski, J.J., Wistrich, A.J. & Guthrie, C. (2015). Can Judges Make Reliable Numeric Judgements? Distorted Damages and Skewed Sentences. Indiana Law Journal, 90 (2), 695-739.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2015). Does Empirical Legal Studies Shed More Heat than Light? Ratio Juris (Oxford), 28 (4).
  • Wistrich, A.J., Rachlinski, J.J. & Guthrie, C. (2015). Heart Versus Head: Do judges Follow the Law or Follow Their Feelings? Texas Law Review, 93 (855), 856-923.
  • Rachlinski, J.J., Wistrich, A.J. & Guthrie, C. (2013). Altering Attention in Adjudication. UCLA Law Review, 60 (6), 1586-1619.
  • Wistrich, A.J. & Rachlinski, J.J. (2013). How Lawyer's Intuitions Prolong Litigation. Southern California Law Review, 86 (571), 13-91.
  • Rachlinski, J.J., Guthrie, C. & Wistrich, A.J. (2013). Contrition in the Courtroom: Do Apologies Affect Adjudication? Cornell Law Review, 2013 (paper 604), 1189-1243.
  • Kahan, D.M., Hoffman, D.A., Braman, D., Evans, D. & Rachlinski, J.J. (2012). The Saw a Protest: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction. Stanford Law Review, 64 (4), 851-906.
  • Boyd, W., Kysar, D.A. & Rachlinski, J.J. (2012). Law, Environment, and the 'Non-Dismal' Sciences. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 2013 (8), 183-211. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1991258
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2012). Judicial Psychology. Rechtstreeks, 2 (1), 15-34.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2012). Predictable Misjudgment: How Intuition Produces and Prolongs Conflict. Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement, 2012 (5), 149-161.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011). Processing Pleadings and the Psychology of Prejudgment. DePaul Law Review, 60 (2), 413-430.
  • Rachlinski, J.J., Wistrich, A.J. & Guthrie, C. (2011). Probability, Probable Cause and the Hindsight Bias. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2011 (8), 72-98.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011). The Psychological Foundations of Behavioral Law and Economics. University of Illinois Law Review, 2011 (5), 1675-1696.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011). Evidence-Based Law. Cornell Law Review, 96 (4), 901-923.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2010). Why Heightened Pleading - Why Now? Penn State Law Review, 114 (4), 12-47.
  • Parks, G.S. & Rachlinski, J.J. (2010). Implicit Bias, Election '08 and the Myth of a Post-Racial America. Florida State University Law Review, 37 (659), 659-716.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2012). How Judges Make Decisions. In R.W.M. Giard (Ed.), Judicial Decision Making in Civil Law: Determinants, Dynamics, and Delusions (Civilologie / Civilology, 4) (pp. 87-108). Eleven International Publishing.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, oktober 12). The Working of the Judicial Mind. New York City, New York City Administrative Judicial Institute.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 29). Intuition, Deliberation and Good Judgment. Osgood Hall Law School, Faculty Workshop.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 30). Intuition, Deliberation and Good Judgment. Ontario, Ontario Securities Commission.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, oktober 21). Why Heightened Pleading - Why Now? School of Law, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD, Matthew Fogg Symposium on The Vitality of Stare Decisis in America.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, november 08). Predictable Misjudgment: How Intuition Misleads Lawyers, Judges and Other. Rotterdam, Dies Natalis Erasmus University.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, januari 19). Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Make Decisions. San Antonio, TX, Texas Litigation Update/Texas Bar Association Annual Meeting.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, december 08). Dag Van Het Oordeel ('Judgment Day'). The Hague, The Netherlands, Dutch Judicial Council.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, november 21). How Judges Think. Teaneck, New Jersey, New Jersey Judicial College.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 30). Psychological Factors Affecting Judicial and Administrative Decision-making. onbekend, Osgoode Center for Professional Development.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 23). Inside the Judicial Mind: How Judges Decide Cases. Houston, TX, Texas Association of Civil Appellate and Trial Specialists.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, augustus 15). The Working of the Judicial Mind. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Canadian National Judicial Institute Conference on The Art and Craft of Judging.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, augustus 05). Implicit Bias and the Myth of Equal Justice. Toronto, Canada, Presidential Showcase Program, American Bar Association Annual Meeting.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, maart 25). Judicial Decision Making. Paris, France, Symposium on Popular Justice: Beyond Judges and Juries at Ecole Normale Superieure.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 14). New Developments in the Science of Judicial Behaviour. San Diego, CA, American Judges' Association Annual Meeting.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, september 22). Decision Making for Administrative Law Judges. Sante Fe, NM, National Association of Administrative Law Judges Annual Meeting.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, november 07). Inside the Judicial Mind: How Judges Decide Cases. Den Haag, The Netherlands, Law Firm Pels Rijken.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, november 16). Inside the Judicial Mind: How Judges Decide Cases. Vienna, Lecture at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011, januari 15). Implicit Bias. Vail, CO, American Bar Association Section on Litigation, Annual Leadership Meeting.
  • Rachlinski, J.J. (2011). They Saw a Protest, Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction. Faculty workshop: Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam (2011, maart 24).

Full Professor

University Erasmus University Rotterdam
School Erasmus School of Law
Department Civil Law
Country The Netherlands


Visiting address
Postal address
Campus Woudestein Postbus 1738
Burg. Oudlaan 50 3000 DR Rotterdam
3062 PA Rotterdam