David Garavito

  • Assistant Professor of Law


Email: garavito@uw.edu


Ph.D., 2021, Cornell University J.D., 2020, Cornell Law School M.A., 2018, Cornell University B.A., 2015, University of Michigan

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law and Procedure — Juvenile Law

Recent Courses

LAW B 515 Criminal Procedure: Investigation

Professor David Garavito’s research primarily focuses on criminal law and procedure, as well as developmental and cognitive psychology. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. His work involves empirical analysis of law and application of psychological research and theory to legal contexts. His work appears in both law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. Recent work of his has centered around a variety of topics including disparate outcomes in parole hearings, conflicts between human development and protections for juveniles during criminal interrogations, the perception of risks involving traumatic brain injuries, and the effects of psychopathology and traumatic brain injuries on decision making. Currently, he has several ongoing projects on the topics of bias in sentencing, protections for youth in online environments, and the effects of stereotypes on memory and judgment.