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Justin Sevier is an Associate Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at Yale University. His research focuses on questions of institutional design for public and private legal actors. Specifically, he examines how popular perceptions of the decisional accuracy produced by legal actors and perceptions of the procedural justice that they provide affect people’s willingness to legitimize those legal actors. His work spans many substantive areas of the law, including evidence, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, torts, and corporate law. He also is affiliated with the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of law, where he taught courses on juries and on the use of scientific evidence in the courts. He clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and he worked as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He holds an M.S. and M.Phil from Yale University, a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. from Cornell University.