Call for Papers

We invite submissions that make progress in our understanding of the following:

(1) Modeling evidential reasoning and decision making at trial (e.g. evidence weighing; conflict resolution; standards of proof and rules of decision);

(2) Evidence-based decision making and the architecture of the trial system (e.g. rules of admissibility; discovery procedures; adversary v. inquisitorial models; rules of weight v. free proof); and

(3) The role and limitations of expected utility theory, and more generally cost/benefit analysis, for evidence-based decision making.

We welcome contributions that address the topics above by applying theoretical, computational and empirical approaches, broadly construed, to the study of the law.

A reviewing committee will assess the quality of the submissions as for originality, rigor and suitability for the workshop.


  • Abstracts should be at least 300 words and no more than 500 words
  • Abstracts and papers should be submitted in PDF format
  • Authors should send abstracts and papers to marcello.dibello at

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: April 15, 2017 April 25, 2017
  • Accept/reject notification: April 25, 2017 May 10, 2017


Accepted authors will have 30-40 minutes for presentation, including time for Q&A.