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Linda Demaine

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Linda Demaine is a professor of law and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar in Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is also a faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation and affiliated professor of Psychology and director of the Law and Psychology Graduate Program at ASU. 

Professor Demaine's research interests include the empirical analysis of law, legal procedure, and legal decision making, the application of legal and psychological perspectives to social issues, ethical, legal, and social issues deriving from advances in technology, and information campaigns and persuasion. Professor Demaine teaches a Torts course and seminars in Law and Psychology and Cults and Alternative Religions. In 2005, she founded the Law and Psychology J.D./Ph.D. program, a joint venture of the college and ASU’s Department of Psychology that focuses on the analysis and improvement of law and public policy.

Before joining the ASU in 2004, Professor Demaine was a behavioral scientist and policy analyst at RAND, where she led and participated in diverse projects, including an analysis of biotechnology patents and the strategic use of deception and other psychological principles in defense of critical computer networks. She has held an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship, through which she worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI and Department of Justice oversight, judicial nominations and legislation. Professor Demaine also has held an American Psychological Association Science Policy Fellowship, working with the Central Intelligence Agency's Behavioral Sciences Unit on issues involving cross-cultural persuasion.

Education
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, Arizona State University 1999
  • J.D. University of Arizona 1993
  • B.A. Arizona State University 1990 
Publications

In Search of an Anti-Elephant: Confronting the Human Inability to Forget Inadmissible Evidence, 16 Geo. Mason L. Rev 99 (2008).
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‘Playing Doctor’ with the Patient’s Spouse: Alternative Conceptions of Health Professional Liability, 14 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 308 (2006).
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Process Dangers of Military Involvement in Civil Law Enforcement: Rectifying the Posse Comitatus Act, 9 N.Y.U J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 167 (2005) with Brian Rosen.
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Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 517Torts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 737Cults & Alternative Religions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 517Torts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 737Cults & Alternative Religions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 517Torts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 737Cults & Alternative Religions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 517Torts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 517Torts
LAW 737Cults & Alternative Religions
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study