Professor Jennifer Robbennolt is an expert in the areas of psychology and law, torts, and dispute resolution. Her research integrates psychology into the study of law and legal institutions, focusing primarily on legal decision-making and the use of empirical research methodology in law.
Professor Robbennolt is co-author of several books, including The Psychology of Tort Law; Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making; a textbook on Empirical Methods in Law (with Illinois colleagues Robert M. Lawless and Thomas S. Ulen); and the influential casebook, Dispute Resolution and Lawyers.
She has served as the chair of the AALS section on law and the social sciences and as the secretary of the American Psychology-Law Society. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Law and Society Review and as is on the editorial boards of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and Law and Human Behavior.