This guide introduces practicing lawyers and law students to some of the key insights offered by the field of psychology. The first part of the book offers a crash course in those aspects of psychology that will be most useful to practicing attorneys, including issues such as perception, memory, judgment, decision making, emotion, influence, communication, and the psychology of justice. The second part applies the insights of research to tasks that lawyers face on a regular basis, including interviewing, negotiating, counseling, and conducting discovery.
Jean R. Sternlight is the Saltman Professor of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Boyd School of Law and also director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. A renowned scholar, Sternlight is co-author of Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen 2004) and Mediation Theory and Practice (LEXIS 2001).