Meetings

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

  • What If (and Why): How people perceive counterfactual explanations of automated decisions
    Zoom Meeting
    May 03, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    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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  • How Does Punishment Affect Reintegration? Evidence from Islamic State "Collaborators" In Iraq
    Zoom Meeting
    Apr 12, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    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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  • The Dual Nature of Law: Experiments in General Jurisprudence
    Zoom Meeting
    Mar 08, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    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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  • What Tort Law Expresses
    Zoom Meeting
    Feb 08, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Professor James Macleod (Brooklyn Law) will present new experimental work on the expressive effects of tort law.
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  • What Do Legal Theorists Believe?
    Zoom Meeting
    Dec 07, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    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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  • Penalizing Prevention: The PrEP Penalty
    Zoom Meeting
    Nov 02, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    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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  • Communicating what? The development of reasoning about punishment's messages
    Zoom Meeting
    Oct 05, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    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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  • Empirical Textualism
    Zoom Meeting
    Sep 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    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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