Robert Rocklin

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Additional Title: Doctoral Student
  • Office: 461 Straub Hall
  • Departments: Law
  • Interests: Social-Personality

Academic Interests

Law and psychology, legal decision making, judicial decision making, empirical legal studies, death penalty, legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, bar exam success


Research Methods (CRES); Criminal Investigations (UG)


Bob Rocklin currently studies psychology and law, with an emphasis on judicial decision making, judicial selection, and empirical legal studies generally.  Before turning to psychology, Rocklin had a long career as an appellate lawyer and, before that, as a corporate tax lawyer.  Since 1998, Bob Rocklin has taught various courses at Willamette University College of Law and at the University of Oregon School of law.  Rocklin received his A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, his J.D. from UCLA, and his M.S. in Psychology from the UO.  He currently is pursuing his Ph.D in Psychology at the UO.


Joan M. Rocklin, Robert B. Rocklin, Christine Coughlin, & Sandy Patrick, An Advocate Persuades (Carolina Academic Press 2015).

Robert B. Rocklin & Kathleen Correll, The Death Penalty, in Criminal Law (Oregon CLE 2005).