Thursday, April 10, 2003

An Evidence Conference


Inference, Culture, and Ordinary Thinking in Dispute Resolution
Cardozo School of Law
New York City
April 27-29, 2003

Sunday, April 27

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Invitation & Introduction

Peter Tillers:
Welcome & Introduction
Moderator: Samuel R. Gross

William Twining:
Keynote address

Eileen Scallen: Comment

Charles Nesson:
Jury transparency in a digital age

Coffee & tea break: 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Culture, Risk & Responsibility

Moderator: Aviva Anne Orenstein

Phoebe C. Ellsworth:
Cultural variations in the concepts of agency and control

Samuel R. Gross & Anna-Rose Mathieson:
A cross-cultural discussion of the concept of error

Aviva Anne Orenstein: Comment

Lunch break: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Stories, Narrative, and Culture in Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Mirjan Damaška

L.H. Larue:
Solomon's judgment

Jerome Bruner & Oscar G. Chase:
The role of narrative in dispute resolution: a cultural-legal analysis

Richard Lempert: Comment

Florrie Darwin:
Culture and inference in negotiation

Coffee & tea break: 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Culture and Patterns of Judicial Proof

Moderator: Oscar Chase

Mirjan Damaška:
On factors that influence fact-finding in the legal process

Burkhard Schafer:
Proof from a comparative perspective

Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Informal event: Roundtable discussion of evidence marshaling software. Participants: Henry Prakken, David Schum, William Twining, Burkhard Schafer & John Zeleznikow.

Monday, April 28

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Culture and Patterns of Judicial Proof (continued)

Moderator: Mike Redmayne

John Jackson:
The effect of legal culture and proof on decisions to prosecute

Richard D. Friedman:
The interplay between culture, structure of decision-making, and inference

Coffee & tea break: 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Law, Culture, Uncertainty, and Epistemology

Moderator: John Jackson

Scott Brewer:
Skepticism, naturalism, and cultures of inference

Alvin Goldman:
Epistemology and the law

Susan Haack:
Advocacy and inquiry, finality and fallibilism

Mike Redmayne:
Objective probability and evidence

Lunch break: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

2:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Prejudice, Presuppositions, and Common Sense

Moderator: Branden Fitelson

Douglas Lenat:
[On formalizing, or "computerizing," commonsense reasoning]

Henry Prakken: Comment

David Schum: Comment

Burkhard Schafer:
Prejudice, presupposition, theory: why drawing inferences from prejudices isn't such a bad thing after all

Andrew Palmer: Comment

Charles Yablon:
A theory of presumptions

Dinner break: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Special videoconference event:

James Franklin:
Hidden priors and Bayesian heuristics

Branden Fitelson: Comment

Tuesday, April 29

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Formal Models of Methods of Reaching Conclusions about Matters of Fact

Moderator: Robert Mislevy

Henry Prakken:
Analysing reasoning about evidence with formal models of argumentation

Ronald R. Yager:
Modeling human perceptions using participatory learning and fuzzy logic

Coffee & tea break: 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Inference, Science, and Social Science

Moderator: Roger Park

Edward Stein:
The admissibility of expert testimony about cognitive science research on eyewitness identification

Roger Park: Comment

David L. Faigman:
Making moral judgments through behavioral science: the "substantial lack of volitional control" requirement in civil commitments

Robert J. Mislevy:
Educational assessments as evidentiary arguments: what has changed, and what hasn't

Lunch break: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Objectivity and Credibility

Moderator: Edward Stein

Audrey Macklin:
Truth and consequences: determining credibility across difference

Coffee & tea break: 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Inference, Induction, and Automation: Context and Distributed Investigation

Moderator: Henry Prakken

John Zeleznikow:
The Split-Up project: induction, context and knowledge discovery in law

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