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Neal R. Feigenson

Professor of Law

BA, University of Maryland; JD, Harvard University

School of Law


LAWS 311

Evidence - Law Fall 2018

LAWS 107

Torts - Law Fall 2018

LAWS 338

Visual Persuasion in the Law - Law Spring 2019

LAWS 102

Civil Procedure II - Law Spring 2019


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Phone Number

(203) 582-3249

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Neal Feigenson joined the School of Law faculty in 1987. He teaches Torts, Evidence, Visual Persuasion in the Law, Civil Procedure, and Property. His research interests include the cognitive and social psychology of legal judgment and the uses of visual media and multimedia in legal communication and persuasion. Feigenson served as one of the two inaugural Carmen Tortora Professors of Law in 2008-11. As of July 1, 2015, Feigenson is also Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Curriculum Vitae



Selected Publications

These are some of my recent publications. For others, including works in press, please see my CV or my SSRN page. I'll be happy to provide links to or reprints of any works not readily available; please e-mail me.

(2016) "Avoiding Overtreatment at the End of Life," Pace Law Review, 36, 736-799 (with Barbara Noah)

(2015) Jurors' Emotions and Judgments of Legal Responsibility and Blame: What Does the Experimental Research Tell Us?, Emotion Review, 8(1), 26-31

(2014) “So You’re Sorry? The Role of Remorse in Criminal Law,” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 42, 39-48 (with Rocksheng Zhong, Madelon Baranoski, Larry Davidson, Alec Buchanan, & Howard Zonana)

(2014) “Visual Common Sense,” in Richard Sherwin & Anne Wagner (eds.), Law, Culture, and Visual Studies 105-124

(2013) “Effects of a Visual Technology on Mock Juror Decision Making,” Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 235-246 (with Jaihyun Park)

(2011) “The Visual in Law: Some Problems for Legal Theory,” Journal of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 10(1), 13-23

(2011) “Jurors (and Courtrooms) of the Future,” in Jules Epstein & Carol Henderson (eds.), The Future of Evidence 113-36 (with Christina Spiesel)

(2011) Age and Disability Biases in Pediatric Resuscitation Among Future Physicians, Clinical Pediatrics, 50(11), 1001-1004 (with Rocksheng Zhong, Joshua Knobe, & Mark R. Mercurio)

(2010) “Visual Evidence,” Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(2), 149-154

(2009) “Emotional Influences on Judgments of Legal Blame,” in R. Wiener & B. Bornstein (eds.), Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives 45-96

(2009) “Brain Imaging and Courtroom Evidence: On the Admissibility and Persuasiveness of fMRI,” in M. Freeman & O. Goodenough (eds.), Law, Mind and Brain 23-54

(2007) “Digitally Processed Images in Connecticut Courts After Swinton,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Forum, 25(1), 33-41 (with Lisa Podolski)

(2006) “Law in the Digital Age: How Visual Communication Technologies are Transforming the Practice, Theory, and Teaching of Law,” Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, 12, 227-270 (with Richard Sherwin & Christina Spiesel)

(2006) “The Jury Persuaded (and Not): Computer Animation in the Courtroom,” Law and Policy, 28, 228-248 (with Meghan Dunn & Peter Salovey)

(2006) “Emotions and Attributions of Legal Responsibility and Blame: A Research Review,” Law and Human Behavior, 30, 143-161 (with Jaihyun Park)

(2006) “Too Real? The Future of Virtual Reality Evidence,” Law and Policy, 28, 271-293

(2004) “Perceptions of Terrorism and Disease Risks: A Cross-National Comparison,” University of Missouri Law Review, 69, 991-1012 (with Daniel Bailis & William Klein)

(2003) “Can Tort Juries Punish Competently?,” (review of Cass Sunstein et al., Punitive Damages), Chicago-Kent Law Review, 78, 239-288

(2003) “New Visual Technologies in Court: Directions for Research,” Law and Human Behavior, 27, 109-126 (with Meghan Dunn)

Honors & Awards

Carmen A. Tortora Professor of Law, 2008-11 (inaugural appointment); Outstanding Faculty Scholar, 2004 (inaugural award).

New book! Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2016)

Enterprising trial lawyers, experts, and litigants have begun creating digital simulations of litigants' sensory experiences -- for instance, their blurred or constricted vision in medical malpractices cases, or severe tinnitus in a product liability case. But how can we possibly know what it's like for another person to have the perceptual experiences he or she does? How reliably and accurately can a digital simulation capture those experiences? And how might these simulations affect jurors' judgments in personal injury cases? I address these and other questions in this new, interdisciplinary inquiry. Click on the link to read a draft of the introductory chapter.

Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom chapter 1

Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom from University of Chicago Press