Erik Girvan, School of Law

Erik Girvan

Erik Girvan

Associate Professor
Executive Director, Law & Conflict Studies
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution/ADR, Law and Psychology, Stereotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination, Anti-Discrimination Law, Quantitative Research

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Erik Girvan is an academic expert in conflict and dispute resolution, civil litigation and criminal law. 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.

Recent Media:
Perception of Latinos' race impacts crime sentences, study finds (Axios, May 2, 2023)
The 'war on drugs' may be a bigger problem than the drugs themselves, experts say (Insider, Nov. 10, 2020)
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)
To Address Implicit Bias, Rely on Rules Not Standards (Lexology, March 20, 2017)
Seeing our blind spots (Jefferson Public Radio, Feb. 12, 2016)