Erik J. Girvan
Erik Girvan practiced complex commercial litigation at Faegre & Benson LLP (now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP) for seven years during which time he litigated more than 100 cases. He also maintained an active pro bono practice in landlord/tenant law. In 2008, he was recognized as one of the top 2.5 percent of young Minnesota lawyers.
Girvan earned his Ph.D. (Social and Political Psychology) at the University of Minnesota, J.D. from Harvard Law School, and B.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research investigates how social stereotypes impact decisions in the legal system and explores ways to reduce or eliminate those effects. He will teach Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Race, Gender, Bias and the Law.