The 2019 Chris Beecroft Jr. Lecture with Russell Korobkin


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution present

The 2019 Chris Beecroft Jr. Lecture

"Behavioral Ethics and Legal Negotiation"


Russell Korobkin
Vice Dean for Academic and Institutional Affairs and Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law at UCLA

April 2, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thomas and Mack Moot Facility
Approved for 1 CLE ethics credit

Reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

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Behavioral Ethics and Legal Negotiation

Why does unethical behavior plague legal negotiation? Traditionally, scholars have assumed that “good” people behave ethically and “bad” people do not. But an emerging body of social science research finds that cognitive and motivational biases often enable and even encourage otherwise good people to unwittingly act badly. This lecture will explore how this research in the field of “behavioral ethics” should change how we think about the way lawyers negotiate, and how lawyers or the legal system can respond.

About Russell Korobkin
Russell Korobkin is Vice Dean for Academic and Institutional Affairs and the Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, where he teaches Contracts, Negotiation and Health Care Law. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 2001, he held appointments at the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He has taught as a full-time visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2007) and the University of Texas School of Law (1999-2000), and has taught short courses at the University of Arizona, the University of Houston, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Pepperdine University and Vanderbilt University. He is a regular visiting professor at the German Graduate School of Business and Law in Heilbronn, Germany (Negotiation) and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia (Contracts). Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Korobkin graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, clerked for the Honorable James L. Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and worked as an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.





April 2, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility (151)