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Jon Hanson

Director, Project on Law and Mind Sciences, Harvard Law School

Jon Hanson is the Alfred Smart Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the Director and co-creator of The Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School and co-creator of, and contributor to, The Situationist blog, which is a forum for identifying, examining, discussing, and debating, the effect of situational forces — that is, non-salient factors around and within us — on law, policy, politics, and legal theory, and on our social, political, and economic institutions.

 

When Does the Law Not Apply?

As Jon Hanson’s pioneering project on “situationalism” reveals, humans think and operate in ways that don’t fit within our legal framework all the time, as the context in which an […]
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