Meetings

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

  • Experimental General Jurisprudence
    Zoom Meeting
    Mar 08, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Ivar Hannikainen will present recent work on experiments in general jurisprudence.
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  • The Legal Foundations of Insurgency
    Zoom Meeting
    Apr 12, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    Mara Revkin (Georgetown Law) will present "The Legal Foundations of Insurgency: Evidence from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria."
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  • 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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  • 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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