Terry Maroney is Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and the Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as well as a Chancellor Faculty Fellow and Discovery Grant awardee at Vanderbilt University. Professor Maroney researches the interaction of emotion and law, with a focus on the role of emotion in judicial experience and behavior. She is a leader in state and federal judicial education on these topics, and is the co-founder and co-director of the Mid-Career Seminar for U.S. District Judges, a joint project with the Federal Judicial Center that has expanded to the entire federal judiciary. An interdisciplinary scholar who brings the insights of psychology and sociology to bear on questions of law, Professor Maroney also serves on the board of the Society for Affective Science. Her publications include foundational works on law and emotion; extensive explorations of judicial emotion and its regulation; and a recent article offering a new, psychologically-grounded theory of judicial temperament. Professor Maroney is conducting a national, interview-based study of the human element in judging, as well as a study of the judicial wellness movement; she is also part of a multi-national study of judges and prosecutors’ construction of objectivity. She graduated from Oberlin College and New York University School of Law (summa cum laude); clerked for the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and was a litigator at the Urban Justice Center (where she was a Skadden Fellow) and at the New York office of WilmerHale.
Author: Bree Buchanan
Bree Buchanan, J.D., is Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas. She serves as co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing and is an advisory member of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP). Ms. Buchanan is also the appointed chair of CoLAP for 2017-2018. Ms. Buchanan, upon graduation from the University of Texas School of Law, practiced in the public and private sector with a focus on representing both adult and child victims of family violence. She worked on public policy initiatives and systems change at both the state and federal level as the Public Policy Director for the Texas Council on Family Violence and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. After this position, Ms. Buchanan was appointed Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Children’s Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Buchanan is a frequent speaker at CLE programs for national organizations, as well as for state and local bar entities. She is a graduate student at the Seminary of the Southwest where she is pursuing a Masters in Spiritual Direction, and is the proud parent of a senior at New York University. Ms. Buchanan tends to her own well-being by engaging in a regular meditation practice, cycling, staying connected to 12-Step recovery, and being willing to ask for help when she needs it.