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Dr Rebecca Helm


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Rebecca graduated from Oxford University in 2010 with a first in Jurisprudence, from Cornell University with Masters in Law in 2011, and from Cornell University with an MA and PhD in Psychology and Law in 2017. She is a qualified attorney in New York state and solicitor in England and Wales and has worked for Cornell Law School clinical programs and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. 

Rebecca's research uses quantitative methodology including fMRI techniques to examine how the legal system functions in practice and how legal standards influence practice, with a particular focus on the criminal justice system and international human rights. This includes research on wrongful convictions (through trial and pleas), eye-witness memory, juvenile justice, and human rights standards. Her work has been published in law journals and social science journals and books, and has been funded by the American Psychology and Law Society and the Cornell Institute of Social Sciences.