Male lawyers have a bigger problem with overconfidence than their female counterparts, a new study found.

Many lawyers overestimate their chances of success when predicting the outcomes of civil or criminal cases, according to UC-Irvine psychologist and law professor Elizabeth Loftus. She co-authored the study (pdf), which appears in the May issue of Psychology, Public Policy & Law.

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