G78 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca, New York
Human Development


Amelia Courtney Hritz is a dual PhD/JD student in Cornell University’s Developmental Psychology and Law Program. Her research focuses on witness suggestibility and the creation of false memories. She also studies factors influencing jury decision making like race, gender, and empathy. She was Editor-in-Chief of Volume 102 of the Cornell Law Review and president of the Women’s Law Coalition (2015-2016). She is also a student in the Cornell Capital Punishment Clinic and participates in education outreach for the Cornell Institute for Women and Science.

Eisenberg, A. M., Hritz, A. C., Royer, C. E., & Blume, J. H. (forthcoming 2017). If it walks like systematic exclusion and quacks like systematic exclusion: Follow-up essay on removal of women and African-Americans in jury selection in South Carolina capital cases, 1997-2014. South Carolina Law Review. 

Hritz, A. C. (2017). Note, “Voluntariness with a vengeance”: The coerciveness of police lies in interrogations. Cornell Law Review, 102, 487-512.

Blume, J. H., Johnson, S. L. & Hritz, A. C. (2017). The American experience with the categorical ban against executing the intellectually disabled: New frontiers and unresolved questions. In G. Kein, L. Keuck, & R. Hauswald (Eds.), Vagueness in Psychiatry.

Johnson, S. L., Hritz, A. C., Royer, C. E., & Blume, J. H. (2016). When empathy bites back: Law, neuroscience and the empathic divide in capital cases. Fordham Law Review, 85, 573-98 (2016).

Mills, J. R., Dorn, A. M., & Hritz, A. C. (2016). Juvenile life without parole in law and practice: Chronicling the rapid change underway. American University Law Review, 65, 535-605.

Hritz, A. C., Royer, K., Helm, C. E., Burd, K. A., Ojeda, R. K.  & Ceci, S. J. (2015). Children's suggestibility research: Things to know before interviewing a child. Anuario de Psicología Jurídica, 25(1), 3-12.

Hans, V. P., Blume, J. H., Eisenberg, T., Hritz, A. C., Johnson, S. L., Royer, C. E., & Wells, M. T. (2015). The death penalty: Should the judge or jury decide who dies? Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 12(1), 70-99.

Royer, C. E., Hritz, A. C., Hans, V. P., Eisenberg, T., Blume, J. H., Johnson, S. L. & Wells, M. T. (2014). Victim gender and the death penalty. UMKC Law Review, 82(2), 429-464.

Ceci, S. J., Hritz, A. C., & Royer, C. E. (2015). Understanding suggestibility. In W. O’Donohue & M. Fanetti (Eds.), Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse - A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice.

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2018 (expected)

J.D., Cornell Law School, 2017

M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 2012

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2009