Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law
Jeffrey Rachlinski
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
122 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5878

Bonnie Jo Coughlin
Cornell Law School
213 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Jeffrey Rachlinski is the Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in psychology from the Johns Hopkins University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford. In 1994, Rachlinski joined the faculty at Cornell Law School. He has also served as visiting professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, and Harvard. Rachlinski’s research interests primarily involve the application of cognitive and social psychology to law with special attention to judicial decision making. He has presented his research on judicial decision making to audiences in attendance at over 100 judicial education conferences, which have included over 5,000 judges in a dozen states and three countries.

Professor Rachlinski has taught administrative law, business organizations, civil procedure, contracts, environmental law, products liability, torts, and psychology and law.


B.A., M.A., (Psychology) The Johns Hopkins University, 1988
J.D., Stanford University, 1993
Ph.D., (Psychology) Stanford University, 1994