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Paul Gregory Mitchell

Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB307
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. University of California at Berkeley School of Law 1993
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley 1994
M.A. University of California at Berkeley 1990
B.A. University of Arkansas 1988
Biography

Greg Mitchell joined the faculty in 2006 after visiting during the 2004-05 academic year. He teaches courses in civil litigation and law and psychology, and his scholarship focuses on legal judgment and decision-making, the psychology of justice, and the application of social science to legal theory and policy.

After receiving his law degree and doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, Mitchell clerked for Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., in the Middle District of Tennessee, and then practiced civil litigation with the Nashville law firm of Doramus, Trauger & Ney. Prior to joining the Law School, Mitchell was an assistant professor at Michigan State, an associate professor and the Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law at Florida State, and a visiting associate professor at Vanderbilt.

LAW 6000: Civil Procedure
Credits: 4
This course covers the procedures courts use in deciding lawsuits that do not involve criminal misconduct. Much of it is concerned with the process of litigation in trial courts, from the initial documents called pleadings, through the pre-trial process, especially the process of discovery in which parties obtain information from one another, to trial itself.
LAW 6104: Evidence
Credits: 3–4
The course will cover questions of relevance, hearsay, privilege, and expert testimony, among others, and it will focus largely on problems arising in concrete factual settings, as opposed to traditional case analysis. Major emphasis will be placed on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which now apply in the courts of roughly 40 states as well as the federal system.
LAW 7071: Professional Responsibility
Credits: 2–3
Professional Responsibility. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7071, 7072, 7134, or 7605 if any taken previously.
LAW 7727: Law and Psychology of Dispute Resolution (SC)
Credits: 1
This course will discuss the settlement of disputes from legal, psychological and practical perspectives.
LAW 8804: FT Externship: Directed Study
Credits: 3
This directed study is one part of a two-part full-time externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8810: Directed Research
Credits: 1
Eligible students receive credit for serving as research assistants supervised by selected law school faculty members.
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
LAW 8813: Independent Research
Credits: 3
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8814: Independent Research (YR)
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8815: Independent Research (YR)
Credits: 2
This course is the second semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 9304: Lying and Lie Detection
Credits: 3
This seminar will discuss the nature of lying, the societal costs and legal implications of lies, and whether we can effectively prevent and detect lies.
LAW 9327: Law and Social Science Colloquium
Credits: 1
In each meeting, a leading scholar will present a current research paper using the methodology of law and social science.