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7 - 13 July 2019, IVR Workshop "Judicial decision-making: integrating empirical and theoretical perspectives"

Date: 7 - 13 July 2019
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

Over last decades, the empirical research on judicial decision-making has bloomed. However, the influence of these developments on traditional, conceptual theory of judicial decision-making has been mostly superficial. The impact of empirical findings on concepts such as judicial discretion, formalism, judicial rationality, legal interpretation, or rules vs. standards debate is yet to be determined. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to combine perspectives of psychology, sociology, economics, criminology, neuroscience and other behavioral sciences, with the legal-theoretical approach to judicial decision-making.

Confirmed speakers: Jeffrey J. Rachlinski (Cornell), Frederick Schauer (Virginia).

We invite all contributions presenting philosophically important results of experimental and other empirical studies on judicial decision-making, with data collected from professional (judges or other professional decision-makers) or lay subjects. Papers showing legal-philosophical implications of existing research or trying to integrate it with traditional theories of legal reasoning, or the doctrinal approach in various branches of law, are also much welcome.

For more information, see https://www.ivr2019.org/special-workshops or contact Bartosz Janik at .

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