Quinnipiac University
Neal R. Feigenson

Professor of Law

Neal Feigenson is Professor of Law. He teaches torts, evidence, civil procedure, and visual persuasion in the law. He has been a member of the faculty since 1987.

Feigenson received his JD from Harvard Law School and has taught at the University of Chicago, New York University, Cornell University, and University of Connecticut Law Schools.

His primary research interests include the cognitive and social psychology of legal decision making and the uses of visual and multimedia evidence. He is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters, as well as three books: Legal Blame: How Jurors Think and Talk About Accidents (American Psychological Association, 2000); Law on Display: The Digital Transformation of Legal Persuasion and Judgment (NYU Press, 2009); and Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom (University of Chicago Press, 2016).
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Education

  • BA, University of Maryland
  • JD, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

  • Law and Psychology
  • Visual Evidence

Organization

  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 110C

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications

Picturing Pain and Suffering: Effects of Demonstrative Evidence, Instructions, and Plaintiff Credibility on Mock Jurors’ Pain Damage Awards

Jaihyun Park & Neal Feigenson

35 Applied Cognitive Psychology 730-750 (2021)

Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Emotion

Neal Feigenson

Emotional Dimensions of Visual Evidence 312-326 (Edward Elgar 2021)

Virtual Trials: Necessity, Invention, and the Evolution of the Courtroom

Susan Bandes & Neal Feigenson

68(5) Buffalo L. Rev. 1275-1352 (2020)

Visual Presentations in Dutch Police Interrogations: An Analysis and Lessons for the United States

Mariska Dekker & Neal Feigenson

37(2) Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. Law 169-216 (2020)

The Routledge International Handbook of Legal and Investigative Psychology

Eryn Newman, Madeline Jalbert, & Neal Feigenson

Cognitive Fluency in the Courtroom 102-115 (Routledge 2020)

In the Eyes of the Law: Perception Versus Reality in Appraisals of Video Evidence

Yael Granot, Emily Balcetis, Neal Feigenson & Tom Tyler

24 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 93-104 (2018)

Avoiding Overtreatment at the End of Life: Physician-Patient Communication and Truly Informed Consent

Barbara A. Noah & Neal R. Feigenson

36 Pace L. Rev. 736-799 (2016)

EXPERIENCING OTHER MINDS IN THE COURTROOM

Neal Feigenson

(Univ. of Chicago Press 2016)

Jurors’ Emotions and Judgments of Legal Responsibility and Blame: What Does the Experimental Research Tell Us?

Neal Feigenson

8 Emotion Review 26-31 (2015)

So You're Sorry? The Role of Remorse in Criminal Law

Rocksheng Zhong, Madelon Baranoski, Neal Feigenson, Larry Davidson, Alec Buchanan & Howard V. Zonana

42 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 39-48 (2014)

The Visual in Law: Some Problems for Legal Theory

Neal Feigenson

10 J. L., Culture & Humanities 13-23 (2014)

The Truthiness of Visual Evidence

Eryn Newman & Neal Feigenson

25 The Jury Expert 9 (2013)

Effects of a Visual Technology on Mock Juror Decision Making

Jaihyun Park & Neal Feigenson

27 Applied Cognitive Psychology 235-246 (2013)

Law's Common Senses

Neal Feigenson

30 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 459-466 (2012)

Symposium, The Brain Sciences in the Courtroom

Neal Feigenson

62 Mercer L. Rev. 797-804 (2011)

Age and Disability Biases in Pediatric Resuscitation Among Future Physicians

Rocksheng Zhong, Joshua Knobe, Neal Feigenson & Mark R. Mercurio

50 Clinical Pediatrics 1001-1004 (2011)

Emotional Influences on Judgments of Legal Blame: How They Happen, Whether They Should, And What to Do About It

Neal Feigenson

Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives 45-96 (Springer 2010)

LAW ON DISPLAY: THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF LEGAL PERSUASION AND JUDGEMENT

Neal Feigenson & Christina Spiesel

(New York University Press 2009)

LAW, MIND AND BRAIN

Neal Feigenson

Brain Imaging and Courtroom Evidence: On the Admissibility and Persuasiveness of fMRI 23-54 (2009)

LEGAL BLAME: HOW JURORS THINK AND TALK ABOUT ACCIDENTS

Neal Feigenson

(American Psychological Association 2000)

Empathy and Remote Legal Proceedings

Susan A. Bandes & Neal Feigenson

51 Southwestern Law Review 20-39

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