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Victor D. Quintanilla

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Victor D. Quintanilla

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Law, Society, & Culture; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences​

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Victor D. Quintanilla

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Law, Society, & Culture; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences


Group-Based Inequalities in Relationships in Law School Predict Disparities in Belonging, Satisfaction, and Achievement in Law School (with Dorainne J. Green, et al.), JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (forthcoming, 2021).

Empathy Influences the Interpretation of Whether Others Have Violated Everyday Indeterminate Rules (with Jennifer L. LaCosse), 45(4) LAW AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 287 (2021).

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Bar Performance: Magnifying Adversities, Stress, and Disparities among Bar Test-Takers, (with Erin Freiburger), ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE: 4 RAISING THE BAR (Oct. 2021).

Safeguard or Barrier, An Empirical Examination of Bar Exam Cut Scores (with Michael B. Frisby and Sam C. Erman), 70 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 125 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Mindsets in Legal Education (with Sam Erman), 69 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 412 (2020). [HeinOnline]

Underestimating the Unrepresented: Cognitive Biases Disadvantage Pro Se Litigants in Family Law Cases (with Kathryn M. Kroeper,, 26 PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY, AND LAW 198 (Feb. 2020).

Productive Mindset Interventions Mitigate Psychological Friction and Improve Well-Being for Bar Exam Takers (with Sam Erman), 3 ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE: RAISING THE BAR (Jan. 2020).

Doing Unrepresented Status: The Social Construction and Production of Pro Se Persons69 DEPAUL LAW REVIEW 543 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Experiential Education and Access-to-Justice within U.S. Law Schools: Designing and Evaluating an Access-to-Justice-Service Learning Program within the First-Year Curriculum (with Joan Middendorf, et. al.), 7 INDIANA JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIAL EQUALITY 88 (2019). [HeinOnline]  [SSRN]

The Immigrant Labeling Effect: The Role of Immigrant Group Labels in Prejudice Against Noncitizens (with Julian M. Rucker and Mary C. Murphy), 22 GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS (Published online, Feb. 2, 2019).

Law, Society, and Psychological Science (with Avani Sood), 15 ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL SCIENCE (Forthcoming 2019).

The Ethical Practice of Human-Centered Civil Justice Design (with Haley Hinkle), 32 NOTRE DAME JOURNAL OF LAW, ETHICS, AND PUBLIC POLICY 251 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Human-Centered Civil Justice Design: Procedural Justice and Process Value Pluralism (with Michael A. Yontz), 54 TULSA LAW REVIEW 113 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Human-Centered Civil Justice Design121 PENN STATE LAW REVIEW 745 (2017). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Public Believes Predispute Binding Arbitration Clauses Are Unjust: Ethical Implications for Dispute-System Design in the Time of Vanishing Trials (with Alexander B. Avtgis), 85 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2119 (2017). [HeinOnline] [SSRN

The Signaling Effect of Pro Se Status (with Rachel A. Allen and Edward R. Hirt), 42 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY 1091 (2017). [SSRN]

The Same-Actor Inference of Nondiscrimination: Moral Credentialing & the Psychological and Legal Licensing of Bias (with Cheryl R. Kaiser), 104 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1 (2016). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Taboo Procedural Tradeoffs: Examining How the Public Experiences Tradeoffs Between Procedural Justice and Cost, 15 NEVADA LAW JOURNAL 882 (2015). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Access to Counsel: Psychological Science Can Improve the Promise of Civil Rights Enforcement (with Cheryl R. Kaiser), 1 POLICY INSIGHTS FROM THE BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES 95 (2014). [SSRN]

Critical Race Empiricism: A New Means to Measure Civil Procedure, 3 UC IRVINE LAW REVIEW 187 (2013). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Judicial Mindsets: The Social Psychology of Implicit Theories and the Law, 90 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 611 (2012). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Beyond Common Sense: A Social Psychological Study of Iqbal's Effect on Claims of Race Discrimination, 17 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW 1 (2011). [ SSRN] [HeinOnline]

(Mis)Judging Intent: The Fundamental Attribution Error In Federal Securities Law, 7 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF LAW & BUSINESS 195 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Digital Inequalities and Access to Justice: Dialing into Zoom Court Unrepresented (David Engstrom and Jonah Gelbach), in LEGAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVIL JUSTICE (David Engstrom and Jonah Gelbach, eds.), forthcoming, 2022.

Social Cognition and Access to Justice in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK ON SOCIAL COGNITION (Kurt Hugenberg et al., eds.), forthcoming 2022.

The Social Psychological Study of Access to Justice in THE HANDBOOK ON LAW & PSYCHOLOGY (Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff, ed.), forthcoming 2022.

Doorways of Discretion: Critical Race Theory and Civil Procedure in THE CRITICAL GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE (Portia Pedro, et al., eds.), forthcoming 2021.

Race and Civil Procedure, in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF RACE AND LAW IN THE UNITED STATES (Devon Carbado, et al., eds.), forthcoming 2021.


Narrowing Access to the Legal Profession: The Pandemic's Impact on First-Generation Women, Field Notes, (with Erin Freiburger), EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LEGAL EDUCATION AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION (Winter 2021). 

Examining the California Cut Score: An Empirical Analysis of Minimum Competency, Public Protection, Disparate Impact, and National Standards, (with Mitchel Winick, Sam Erman, Christina Chong-Nakatsuchi, and Michael Frisby), AccessLex Institute Research Paper, 2020. [SSRN]

A Five-Year Retroactive Analysis of Cut Score Impact: California’s Proposed Supervised Provisional License Program (with Mitchel Winick, Sam Erman, Christina Chong-Nakatsuchi, and Michael Frisby), AccessLex Institute Research Paper, 2020. [SSRN]

INDIANA CIVIL LEGAL NEEDS STUDY AND LEGAL AID SYSTEM SCAN (with Rachel Thelin), Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Public Policy Institute in partnership with the Indiana Coalition for Court Access, 2019. [SSRN]