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Victor D. Quintanilla

Associate Professor of Law
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Contact Information
vdq[at] indiana[dot]edu
(812) 856-2285
Baier Hall 249
J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
M.P.A. at University of Texas at Austin, 2001
B.B.A at University of Texas at Austin, 2001
B533 Civil Procedure
B699 Advanced Civil Procedure
Law and Social Psychology
  • Joined the Maurer School of Law faculty in 2012
  • Research focuses on judicial decision-making and jurisprudence viewed through the lens of social psychology
  • Was previously a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and an associate at Sidley Austin LLP
  • Graduated magna cum laude and elected to Order of the Coif at Georgetown University Law Center

Victor D. Quintanilla joined the Maurer School of Law faculty in 2012. His research evaluates judicial decision-making and jurisprudence by drawing on theory and methods within the field of social psychology. He examines how social psychological accounts of human behavior compare and contrast with assumptions about human behavior embedded within the law. His current empirical projects involve several phenomena, including implicit bias, lay theories of discrimination, and implicit theories of jurisprudence, and explore issues of race, gender, and discrimination. At Indiana Law, he teaches Civil Procedure I and will teach Advanced Civil Procedure, and Law and Social Psychology.

Quintanilla has presented his research at several academic conferences, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the Law & Society Association (LSA).

Before joining the law school, Quintanilla served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, an associate of Sidley Austin LLP; a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a law clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Victor D. Quintanilla
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