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Faculty Profile

Christopher Robertson

Associate Professor of Law


E-mail:  Christopher Robertson
Office Number: Rm 243
Office Phone: 520-621-1289

Courses Taught:
Master Seminar in Cognitive Science (co-taught w/Prof. Piattelli-Palmarini) - Law 696E
Supreme Court Teaching Fellowship - Law 695S
The Law and Behavior Research Lab - Law 628C
Health Care Law - Law 610
Torts - Law 604C
Sex, Race, Drugs, & Power in the Supreme Court - Law 389

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers

Biographical Information

Christopher Robertson is an associate professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, and affiliated with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Petrie Flom Center for Health Care Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology, both at Harvard. For 2013-2014, he was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.

Professor Robertson's research focuses on how the law can improve decisions by individuals and institutions -- attending to informational limits, conflicting interests, and cognitive biases, especially in the domain of healthcare. Blending legal, philosophical, and empirical methods, Robertson's work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, New York University Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He has received research support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and runs the Law and Behavior Research Lab at the University of Arizona.

Robertson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a Petrie Flom fellow and lecturer. He earned a doctorate in Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also taught bioethics. Robertson's legal practice has focused on complex litigation involving medical and scientific disputes.

Representative Publications

The Split Benefit: The Painless Way to Put Skin Back in the Health Care Game, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 921 (2013).
A Randomized Study of How Physicians Interpret Research Funding Disclosures, 369 New Eng. J. Med. 1119 (2012) (co-author, with Aaron S. Kesselheim et al.).
Biased Advice, 60 Emory L.J. 653 (2011).
Blind Expertise, 85 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 174 (2010).
Get Sick, Get Out: The Medical Causes of Home Foreclosures, 18 Health Matrix 65 (2008).
From Freeriders to Fairness: Towards a Cooperative System for Organ Transplantation, 48 Jurimetrics 1 (2007).
Complete List of Publications


Last Updated: 08/14/2014