Public lecture: 21 May 2018 by Judge Eugene Hyman

The Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice is pleased to host Judge Eugen Hyman, who will address the important topic of  implicit bias and non-adversarial justice. This will occur

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Location: Staff Common Room, Level 5 AUT Law School,  120 Mayoral Drive
Time: 5.30pm

Implicit bias and Non-adversarial Justice

Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias is a reference to stereotypical attitudes that affect human understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Such biases, which may include both favorable and unfavorable assessments, occur involuntarily and without the person being aware or able to intentionally control them. They are present in all forms of human social  relationships, including amongst legal professionals and decision-makers. Judge Hyman will explore the extent to which  implicit bias infects legal institutions and how it might be countered by a non-adversarial justice approach.

Judge Eugene M Hyman (retired) served on the Superior Court of California of Santa Clara County for 20 years, presiding over cases in the criminal, family, probate, civil and delinquency divisions, and establishing the first juvenile domestic violence court in the US. He regularly presents at international scholarly and professional conferences.

Full details of his career  and Current work can be found at :