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News Posted on January 23, 2014

Professor Shestowsky Authors Article for Daily Journal

Professor Donna Shestowsky has published an article in the Daily Journal regarding her latest research paper, "The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante." The study described in the Daily Journal, which was recently published in Iowa Law Review, finds that people involved in civil lawsuits prefer mediation to nonbinding arbitration and like judge trials more than jury trials. The research has drawn media coverage from the Sacramento Business Journal, Futurity, the Davis Enterprise, Claims Journal, Central Valley Business Times, and many prominent legal blogs.

Donna Shestowsky, who has both a law degree and a PhD in Psychology, is a Professor at UC Davis School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Negotiation Strategy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a seminar in Legal Psychology.  She was the 2007 recipient of the Law School's Distinguished Teaching Award.

"The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante"