Christopher Robertson is an Associate Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Arizona. He is also affiliated faculty with the Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Robertson's project is titled, "535 Felons," and he is exploring the brightness of the legal line between legal campaign contributions and bribery, using mock jury research, which will also shed light public perceptions of corruption.
Professor Robertson's research focuses on how the law can improve decisions by individuals and institutions -- attending to informational limits, conflicting interests, and cognitive biases, especially in the domain of healthcare. Blending legal, philosophical, and empirical methods, Robertson's work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, New York University Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He has received research support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and runs the Law and Behavior Research Lab at the University of Arizona.
Robertson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a Petrie Flom fellow and lecturer. He earned a doctorate in Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also taught bioethics. Robertson's legal practice has focused on complex litigation involving medical and scientific disputes.