Extension: Lawyers’ Role-Induced Bias Arises Fast and Persists despite Intervention
Law students randomly assigned to represent one side in a legal argument in the classroom exhibit substantial role-induced prediction bias for their side within only 40 minutes of their role assignment. Reminding students that prediction requires a more neutral perspective than advocacy does not attenuate the bias. The bias occurs evenly in male and female participants, who also report equal confidence in their predictions.
"Extension: Lawyers’ Role-Induced Bias Arises Fast and Persists despite Intervention,"
Journal of Legal Studies: Vol. 49:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/jls/vol49/iss2/7