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Monday 30th October 2023

Seminar | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Is emotion the enemy of reason – or the foundation of good judging? Uncover the answer in conversation with the international expert on emotion in judging, Professor Terry Maroney.

In this interactive event, Professor Maroney will share the findings of her research with the US judiciary on the use and role of emotion in the everyday work of judges.

She will cover:

  • the complex and sophisticated ways judges manage emotion in their work
  • suggestions for how to consciously manage your emotions to benefit your wellbeing – and inform your reasoning process.


Vanderbilt University
Professor Terry Maroney
Terry Maroney is the Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Chair in Law andProfessor of Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt Law faculty, USA. Professor Maroney investigates the intersection of law and emotion. She is also a scholar of criminal law, with specializations in wrongful convictions and in juvenile justice. Her work on the role of emotion in judicial behavior and decision-making forms the backbone of her scholarly focus. Weaving legal analysis together with the psychology, sociology and philosophy of emotion, her work illuminates how emotional experiences, dynamics, and their management interact with the constraints and demands of varied judicial roles, with deep implications for judges and the public they serve.
Carly Schrever, LLB, BSci, MPsych (Clinical)
Carly is a lawyer, clinically trained psychologist, and award-winning empirical researcher, with more than 10 years’ experience in judicial education. As part of her combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD at the University of Melbourne, Carly has conducted Australia’s first empirical and psychologically grounded research into the sources and nature of work-related stress among the Australian judiciary. She has published several papers arising from this research. Carly developed Australia’s first Judicial Wellbeing online resource, and works with the Victorian jurisdictions to develop of a range of judicial wellbeing programs and resources.