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Experimental Jurisprudence Workshop

Experimental Jurisprudence Workshop

experimental jurisprudence

Experimental jurisprudence is an emerging field that uses methods of cognitive science and other empirical techniques to clarify central concepts in jurisprudence. In October 2017, the Yale Law School held a workshop featuring talks applying this approach to a variety of legal topics including consent, causation, statutes of limitations, apology and criminal punishment.

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Workshop at Yale Law School

Schedule of events

9:00 AM - Breakfast and welcome by Joshua Knobe

9:30 AM - Christian Mott: "Punishment Over Time"

10:30 AM - Roseanna Sommers: "Toward a Folk Theory of Consent"

11:30 Break

12:00 PM - Eddy Nahmias: "Communicative Theories of Punishment and the Impact of Apology"

1:00 Lunch

2:30 PM - Mihailis Diamantis & Yuan Yuan: "Acting Out: Environment Influences on Action Attribution"

3:30 PM - Kristen Bell: "Should I Think You're Dangerous?"

4:30 PM Break

5:00 PM - Kevin Tobia: "Are Tomatoes Fruits or Vegetables? Folk Biology and Legal Categorization"