Evidence & Decision Making in the Law


The 15th century Tower in a manuscript of poems by Charles, Duke of Orléans (1391-1465) commemorating his imprisonment there (British Library)

The workshop Evidence & Decision Making in the Law: Theoretical, Computational and Empirical Approaches is held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on AI and Law and will take place on June 16th, 2017 at King’s College London, Strand Campus in room K0.18 (program details here; location details here).

We intend to foster an interdisciplinary debate on the interactions between evidential reasoning establishing the facts and deliberative decision making determining legal action. In the process, different values must be balanced, in particular accuracy, fairness and efficiency.

The workshop should be of interest to researchers in AI & Law working on legal reasoning, argumentation theory, the interface between probability, psychology and argumentation; legal scholars in evidence law, criminal and civil procedure; the law & economics community; philosophers of law, legal epistemologists, logicians and probability theorists; social scientists, sociologists, economists and anthropologists with an interest in the law.

The workshop is a successor of two earlier events, Trial With and Without Mathematics, which took place at Stanford Law School on May 30th, 2014 (link here), and Studying Evidence in the Law, which took place at University of San Diego on June 12th, 2015 (link here).