The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante

Author:Donna Shestowsky

This Article reports the findings of the first multijurisdictional study of litigants' perceptions of legal procedures shortly after their cases are filed in court. It begins by explaining why research on how litigants assess procedures could be used to advance procedural justice and mitigate the negative impact that the economic downturn has had on the resolution of civil cases. It then presents ... (see full summary)

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