The Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts

invites you to join a virtual event:

Biased? Who, Me?! A Candid Look at the Problem of Implicit Bias

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Zoom Meeting

Register Here


All of us have biases, and some biases have served us well as a species, protecting us from danger and enabling us to make routine decisions quickly.  Other biases have not served us well in a modern, diverse society, where the tendency to feel more comfortable with people who are like us creates blinders of which we are often unaware.  This presentation, by HLS Lecturer on Law David A. Hoffman, will explore the origins of biases, how they can be measured, and how we can counteract – in ourselves and others – those biases that stand in the way of progress against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination in our society.  After a thirty-minute presentation, David will field questions and facilitate a discussion of these topics.

Before the event, we encourage you to check out the following links:

Implicit Bias: A Primer for Courts by Jerry Kang '93 Distinguised Professor of Law, UCLA Law and former Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at UCLA

We encourage you to read this article in the National Center for State Courts about implicit bias within the court system.

Implicit Association Test from Harvard's Project Implicit

If you have not already taken it, we encourage you to test your own implicit bias with the Race Implicit Association Test and others available on Project Implicit, co-created by Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji. Two tests will take approximately 30 minutes, and there are currently 15 tests available to choose from. All tests are completely anonymous and provide clear instructions.


David A. Hoffman, Esq.

The John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at HLS, where he has taught the mediation course since 2008.  David also teaches a course on Diversity and Dispute Resolution and a legal ethics course entitled Legal Profession: Collaborative Law.  He is the founding member of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and is a former chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.  He has published three books and numerous articles on dispute resolution.  David and his wife live in a cohousing community in Acton, Massachusetts.  They have five adult children and an adolescent cat.



Wednesday, July 29, 2020


2:00PM - 3:00PM Wed 29 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Please register by reserving a free ticket.

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Meagan Flint
Valeria Tiffer
  International Trade Centre
Barry White
Becca Murday
Horst Gonska
Chris Mann
Leah Saris
Yi-hsin Tsai
Edward Wiest
  Edward R. Wiest, PC
Kelly Huffman
Linda Seale
Belinda Juran
Donald Steinberg
David Beck
Robert Silberman
Leila Kern
Steven Nisenbaum
Heather Hoffman
Guido Brosio
Meaghan Cary
Winthrop Minot
Ilana Kapah
Michael Bohnen
Marie Lefton
Mark Schreiber
Kerry Kennedy
Michael Altman
Joanna Vilos
Denise Karlin
Richard Woodhouse
Guhan Subramanian
Jennifer Richard
Kathryn J Hammond
Sydney Hanlon
Florrie Darwin
Thomas Kraig
Nise Nekheba
Timothy Dacey
David Seibel
Ameek Ponda
Christine Collins
Marlene O'Brien
Horst Gonska
Brendan Schneiderman
Donald Bloch
Victor Brogna
Matthew Schnall
Evan Schapiro
Frank Zambrano
  Northwestern University
Jeff Wheeler
Brook Jackling
Claudia Winkler
  The Negotiation Academy
Pranav Mittal
So Kim
Mushegh Manukyan
Jennifer Barrow
Christopher Dunomes
Kelly Dhru
Kim Tesarek
  Pulse Business
Genevieve Chabot
Arpeeta Shams Mizan
Omaima Poonawala
Jared Young
Lori Pope
  Pulse Business LLC
Bárbara Medrado
Michelle Dowst
Marie Claude Landry
  Canadian Human Rights Commission
Alicia Daniel
Claudio Ferrero
Stacey Lantagne
Joao Paulo Vasconcellos
  Leoni Siqueira Advogados
Mark Klaver
Kellen Wittkop
Rosana Plaza
Courtney Caruso
Emma Raviv
Rima Sirota
  Georgetown University Law Center
Selene Ko
Elizabeth Geise
Kathleen Havener
Richard Jerome
Sharon Burrell
Alberto Ruisanchez
Jeff Senger
John Verdi
Gomiluk Otokwala
Tom Stanton
Melanie Dorsey
Nancy Perkins
William Pantle
Roy Niedermayer
Mark Joseph
Alycia Kantor
John Goodman
Toby Hyman
Kimberlee Colby
Matthew Ivey
b Mansbach
Lesley Gaughan
  HLS staff
Sheela Murthy
  Murthy Law Firm
Madeline Maney
Barbara Delaney
Victoria Judson
Robert Saner
Lynne Bernabei
  Bernabei & Kabat PLLC
Kelsey Autin
Lawrence Baskir
Amy Frieder
Theodore Hochstadt
Kelsey Walsh
Michael Winer
Gary Cohen
Lee Allen
David Witherspoon
Robert McDiarmid
Giovanna Parini
Angelica Huacuja Garcia
Richard Ferber
Elvira Restrepo
Lindsay Breedlove
E Bramwell
Mark Jensen
Daniel Eaton
Susan Fant
Hans-Peter Sturm
Thomas Anninger
Linda Seale
KelseyTest WalshTest
Teresa Pausic
Rachel Brown
Robert Licht
Jane Materazzo
Robert Ruxin
Nicholas Pellow
Jay Raman
Patience Singleton
Lynn Harwell
Michael Johnson
Ann Lambert
Marianna Pierce
Harmony Jones
Peter Tannenwald
Elliott Lichtman
Ken Leinbach
Michael Bliss
Thomas Corcoran
Laura Braden
Marna Tucker
Elbert Bishop
Sarah Cannon Holden
Susan Laing
Sarah Pongrace
Melissa Reinberg
Michael Zoob
Danielle Pham
Addy Press
  CVS Health
Donald Gonson
John Grace
Dennis White
Richard Hoffman
Janice Gorin
Viviana Ruiz Martinez
Don Leka
Marie Park
William Thedinga
Jerry Block
Julie Taylor
Maureen Ridge
Nancy Nemon
Kenneth Bresler
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