Research and Teaching Areas
Evidence; Torts; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Law & Science
Professor Wittlin's research focuses on evidence, as well as criminal and civil procedure, intellectual property, and law and behavioral sciences. Using theoretical, mathematical, and empirical methods, she studies how legal actors—judges, jurors, and citizens—should and do use evidence to make decisions. She is a co-author of the Third Edition of The New Wigmore, A Treatise on Evidence: Expert Evidence and a co-organizer of the Evidence Summer Workshop. Professor Wittlin previously taught at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where she was twice voted 1L Professor of the Year. She was an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School prior to that. Before teaching, she practiced at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. She clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Professor Wittlin received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Cultural Cognition Project and a Coker Fellow in Torts. She received her B.S. from Yale University magna cum laude with distinction in Physics, and she worked as a science writer before law school.