Erik Girvan

Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director

Erik Girvan
Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director

Phone: (541) 346-8934
Email: girvan@uoregon.edu

About

Academic Interests


Civil Litigation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Appropriate Dispute ResolutionOregon Child Advocacy Project, Psychology

Biography


Before joining Oregon Law's faculty, Erik litigated over 100 complex commercial cases in various federal and state jurisdictions across the country. The Co-Director of the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School and his Ph.D. (Psychology) at the University of Minnesota.

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.

Select Scholarly Work


Psychological and Structural Bias in Civil Jury Awards (Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 2016) with Heather J Marek.
The Relative Contribution of Subjective Office Referrals to Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline with Cody M Gion, Kent McIntosh, Keith Smolkowski.
Applying Rules and Standards Accurately: Indeterminacy and Transfer Among Adult Learners) Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2016) with Joshua D Kahn.
Vulnerable Decision Points for Disproportionate Office Discipline Referrals: Comparisons of Discipline for African American and White Elementary School Students, with Keith Smolkowski, Kent McIntosh, Rhonda NT Nese, and Robert Horner.
When Our Reach Exceeds Our Grasp: Remedial Realism in Antidiscrimination Law, (Oregon Law Review, 2016).

Contact


Phone: (541) 346-8934
Email: girvan@uoregon.edu
Websites:​ Google Scholar, ​SSRN Author Page

 



Erik Girvan
Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director

Phone:
(541) 346-8934
Email:
girvan@uoregon.edu