Programme

Conference Programme

Friday 25th February 2011

  • 9:00 – 9:20: Welcome coffee and registration
  • 9.20 – 9.30: Welcome by the Head of School

  • 9:30 – 14:55: First session: Proportionality in normative assessments: balancing norms, goals and values
    • 9:30: Douglas Walton, “Telological Argumentation to and from Motives”
    • 9:50: Michał Araszkiewicz, “Values and Factors in Legal Balancing”
    • 10.10: Pier Luigi M. Lucatuorto, “Reasonableness in administrative discretion: a formal model”
    • 10:30: Hrafn Asgeirsson, “Vagueness, Comparative Value, and the “Lawmakers’ Challenge”
    • 10:50: Panel discussion
  • 11:10 – 11:35: Coffee break
    • 11.35: Henry Prakken, “Legal policy debates and multi-criteria decision making”
    • 11.55: Daniela Tiscornia, Giancarlo Taddei Elmi, Tommaso Agnoloni, M.Teresa Sagri, Silvia Surano, “Balancing rights and values in the Italian Courts: a statistical and conceptual analysis”
    • 12.15: Ruth Hagengruber, “Proportionality and Justice Old and New”
    • 12.35: Vesco Paskalev, “Courts as Academies: Balancing of Scientific Arguments in Regulation of Uncertainties”
    • 12.55: Panel discussion
  • 13.15 – 14:15: Lunch
    • 14.15: Michel Rudnianski and Giovanni Sartor, “Game Theory and Convergences in the Law”


  • 14:35 – 18:00: Second session: Proportionality in factual assessments: balancing facts and evidence
    • 14.35: Peter Tillers, “Trial by Mathematics – Reconsidered”
    • 14.55: Vern Walker, “Empirically Quantifying Evidence Assessment in Legal Decisions”
    • 15.15: Scott Brewer, “Logocratic method and the evidentiary enthymeme”
    • 15.35: Panel discussion
  • 15.55: Coffee break
    • 16.20: Boaz Sangero, “Towards Safety in the Criminal Justice System”
    • 16.40: Amedeo Santosuosso, “The disaggregation of law into ‘elementary particles’ and their interactions”
    • 17.00: Joseph Gastwirth, Weiwen Miao and Efstathia Bura, “Some Important Statistical Issues Courts Should Consider in their Assessment of Statistical Analyses Submitted in Class Certification Motions: Implications for Dukes v. Wal-mart”
    • 17.20: Burkhard Schafer, “You bet your life on it! Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the strength of forensic theories”
    • 17.40: Panel discussion



Saturday 26th February 2011

  • 9:00 – 9:30: Welcome coffee and registration

  • 9:30 – 13:35: Third Session: Quantitative aspects of justice and fairness
    • 9:30: Wojciech Zaluski, “A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Justice as Mutual Advantage”
    • 9:50: Rui Soares Pereira, “Challenging the “cause-in-fact”/ “cause-in-law” dichotomy”
    • 10.10: Francesco Romeo, “Some aspects of the evolution of legal norms in the lower pleistocene: a quantitative approach to normativity”
    • 10:30: José De Sousa e Brito, “Legal Positivism: a self effacing theory”
    • 10:50: Panel discussion
  • 11:10 – 11:35: Coffee break
    • 11.35: Alessandro Serpe, “Models of justification. Coherence and law”
    • 11.55: Markus Fath, “Shared Responsibility – How to find Just Sentences for Social Structures”
    • 12.15: Vera Gehlen-Baum, “The role of the Internet on educational justice”
    • 12.35: Rainhard Zvi Bengez, “Justice and Fairness – a Question of Measurement, Politics, and Culture”
    • 12:55: Dov M. Gabbay (teleconference)
    • 13:15: Panel discussion