Each semester, we hold 3-5 lab meetings. All are welcome!
- Mon, May 03Zoom MeetingAlice Liefgreen and Lara Kirfel will present "What If (and Why): How people perceive counterfactual explanations of automated decisions".
- Mon, Apr 12Zoom MeetingMara Revkin (Georgetown Law) and Kristen Kao (Gothenburg) will present "How Does Punishment Affect Reintegration? Evidence from Islamic State "Collaborators" In Iraq"
- Mon, Mar 08Zoom MeetingA 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.
- Mon, Dec 07Zoom MeetingMany 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.
- Mon, Nov 02Zoom MeetingFDA 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!
- Mon, Oct 05Zoom MeetingLegal 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.
- Mon, Sep 21Zoom MeetingModern 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.