Benforado, Adam ,
Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., Yale University
J.D, Harvard Law School
Professor Adam Benforado joins Brooklyn Law School for the Spring 2013 semester. He is visiting from Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, where he is an Associate Professor of Law. His principal interest is in applying insights from the mind sciences—most notably embodied cognition, moral psychology and implicit social cognition—to law and legal theory. He is particularly focused on issues arising in corporate law, contract law and criminal law.
His recent scholarly work includes three chapters in Ideology, Psychology, and Law (Oxford University Press 2012) and a forthcoming article in Topics in Cognitive Science. He is also working on a book, "Unfair: How Our Hidden Minds Lead to Injustice," to be published by Crown. His articles have appeared in the Emory Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, Oregon Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, St. Louis University Law Journal and Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. He is also a contributor to "The Situationist," the blog of the Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School.
Prior to teaching he clerked for Judge Judith Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and he worked at Jenner & Block, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he handled trial and appellate litigation matters.