Introducing Guest Blogger Jeremy Blumenthal
We’re pleased to welcome Jeremy Blumenthal as a guest blogger this month.
Jeremy teaches at Syracuse University College of Law, and is visiting at Cornell Law School to teach Criminal Law in Spring 2008. He earned his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. He earned his Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and received several writing prizes. Prior to SUCOL, he was a Faculty Fellow at Seton Hall Law School, teaching 1L Property and Law and the Social Sciences. Previously, he clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and was an Associate for Latham & Watkins, LLP, in the Newark, NJ office. He has published widely on topics in law and psychology, including demeanor evidence, the reasonable woman standard, victim impact statements, and more generally on the role of social science in assisting the legal system. He has also published in the areas of evidence and comparative law. His most recent publications focus on paternalism; lay perceptions of crime; positive psychology; and the role of emotions in the legal system. Current research projects address topics in capital punishment, empirical work in law and psychology, and topics in property theory.
Emotional Paternalism, 35 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2008)
Law and the Emotions: The Problems of Affective Forecasting, 80 Ind. L.J. 155 (2005)
The Problem of the Two Ships Peerless, 35 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1097 (2005)
Law and Social Science in the Twenty-First Century, 12 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 1 (2002)
A Wipe of the Hands, A Lick of the Lips: The Validity of Demeanor Evidence in Assessing Witness Credibility, 72 Neb. L. Rev. 1157 (1993)