Psychology in Oral Advocacy: Using Science to Persuade International Tribunals - ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group


The ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group (DRIG) cordially invites you to a webinar on Psychology in Oral Advocacy: Using Science to Persuade International Tribunals.

Winning advocacy involves changing minds. Understanding how minds work therefore gives an advocate a significant competitive edge. In this webinar, leading academics and practitioners will discuss the psychology behind effective oral advocacy with reference to scientific research. Which legally irrelevant human factors influence judicial and arbitral decisions? How can cognitive biases impact decision-makers? How do stories and metaphors influence decision-making? Which submissions capture attention and why? Following the panel discussion, the audience will have an opportunity to meet the speakers virtually and “Continue the Conversation” in an open Zoom room. A link will be provided at the end of the webinar. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be provided. Upon registering for this webinar, your invitation email will contain a link to download the presentation materials from sharefile.



  • Doak Bishop, Partner, King and Spalding
  • Dr. Ula Cartwright-Finch, Managing Director and Scientist, Cortex Capital
  • Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Co-director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Sabina Sacco, ‎Independent Arbitrator, ‎Sabina Sacco Arbitration

Moderators (DRIG co-chairs)

  • Simon Batifort, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
  • Dr. Remy Gerbay, Partner, MoloLamken

Date and Location

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm