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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 and Professor 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 specialisations 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.
Human Ethos
Carly Schrever, BSci/LLB; MPsych (Clinical); PhD Candidate (Melb)
Carly Schrever is a lawyer, psychologist, researcher, and a Director of Human Ethos – a psychological consultancy directed to the wellbeing of judges and lawyers. Carly undertook Australia’s first empirical research into the sources and nature of work-related stress among the Australian judiciary which has been published broadly. She is a regular presenter at judicial conferences on the topic of judicial stress and wellbeing, and has been engaged by several jurisdictions around the globe to develop tailored judicial wellness programs. Through her consultancy, Human Ethos, she also works with law firms and legal professional bodies to deliver training on lawyer wellbeing.