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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. On October 28th, the Yale Law School will host a workshop featuring talks that apply 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

Saturday, October 28th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sterling Law Building, Room 124

Breakfast and Lunch provided

RSVP to Lise Cavallaro at lise[dot]cavallaro[at]yale[dot]edu by Monday, October 23rd

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"