Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff

Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2016


Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff is Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where her work focuses on law and psychology in the context of negotiation and dispute resolution. Her interdisciplinary perspective on legal dispute resolution uses psychological research and insights to better understand the role of legal actors, systems, and norms. She also explores the relationship between human behavior and dispute resolution systems, particularly with respect to the role of procedural justice in legal negotiation and civil procedure.

Professor Hollander-Blumoff’s articles have appeared in peer-reviewed and law journals including Law & Social Inquiry, Emory Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, Washington University Law Review, and Iowa Law Review. Her work has been selected for presentation at the Stanford–Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, the American Psychology–Law Society Annual Meeting, the Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop, and the Junior Faculty Criminal Law Workshop. She has been an invited presenter at numerous institutions, including Oxford University, Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, and the World Bank.

Professor Hollander-Blumoff is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. In addition, she holds a Ph.D in social psychology from New York University. Following law school, Professor Hollander-Blumoff clerked for the Hon. Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and practiced law at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, a litigation firm in New York City specializing in white collar criminal defense. She subsequently served as an acting assistant professor in the Lawyering Program at New York University, as well as a research fellow at NYU’s Institute of Judicial Administration, before joining the faculty of Washington University Law School in 2006.

Professor Hollander-Blumoff is the current Chair of the Faculty Senate Council at Washington University and the past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Civil Procedure.

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