Meetings

Each semester, we hold 3-5 lab meetings. All are welcome!

  • Mon, May 03
    Zoom Meeting
    Alice Liefgreen and Lara Kirfel will present "What If (and Why): How people perceive counterfactual explanations of automated decisions".
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  • Mon, Apr 12
    Zoom Meeting
    Mara Revkin (Georgetown Law) and Kristen Kao (Gothenburg) will present "How Does Punishment Affect Reintegration? Evidence from Islamic State "Collaborators" In Iraq"
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  • Mon, Mar 08
    Zoom Meeting
    A central debate in general jurisprudence, between Lon Fuller and H.L.A. Hart, concerned whether or not the concept of law, and derivatively its application, is intrinsically linked to morality. Ivar Hannikainen presents experiments about how ordinary people think about these questions.
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  • Mon, Feb 08
    Zoom Meeting
    Professor James Macleod (Brooklyn Law) will present new experimental work on the expressive effects of tort law.
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  • Mon, Dec 07
    Zoom Meeting
    Many pages have been written about competing legal theories: natural law vs. positivism, formalism vs. realism, originalism vs. living constitutionalism. But what do most law professors actually believe? Eric Martínez (MIT) presents a new project that begins to answer this question.
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  • Mon, Nov 02
    Zoom Meeting
    FDA policy forbids blood banks from accepting blood from men who have had sex with other men (MSM) in the past three months. Are laypeople more tolerant of donations from MSM who engage in HIV preventive behaviors? Prof. Doron Dorfman presents an experiment that uncovers very surprising results!
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  • Mon, Oct 05
    Zoom Meeting
    Legal theorists have argued that punishment is communicative. But what, empirically, is punishment's message? James Dunlea (Columbia) presents research (w/ Larisa Heiphetz) on children's and adults' inferences about what punishment signals about someone's past and who they will be in the future.
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  • Mon, Sep 21
    Zoom Meeting
    Modern textualism increasingly focuses on determining the "ordinary meaning" of statutes. Can experimental methods help in this effort? Profs. Kevin Tobia and John Mikhail will present experiments suggesting that "ordinary meaning" is more complicated than it first seems.
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