Erik Girvan, School of Law

Academic Areas:
Civil Litigation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, Oregon Child Advocacy Project, Psychology

Erik Girvan is an expert in civil litigation, conflict and dispute resolution and criminal law. At the University of Oregon, he is an associate professor of law and the faculty co-director of the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program. Erik’s research investigates how stereotypes, attitudes, and other biases might impact decisions in the legal system. He empirically tests practical ways to reduce or eliminate implicit biases by working with a diverse variety of legal and other professionals.

Contact: girvan@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8934

Websites:
http://law.uoregon.edu/explore/Erik-Girvan

Recent Media:
Starbucks closes stores for racial bias training after Philadelphia incident (KATU, May 29, 2018)
Companies like Starbucks love anti-bias training. But it doesn’t work — and may backfire. (Vox, April 19, 2018)
Seeing our blind spots (Jefferson Public Radio, Feb. 12, 2016)