Faculty Notes

Prof. Vern Walker Joins Program Committee for Argumentation 2011 Conference

Vern R. Walker, Professor of Law and Director of the Research Laboratory for Law, Logic and Technology

Professor Vern R. Walker has joined the Program Committee for Argumentation 2011, an International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law, which will be held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, on October 7, 2011.

The emphasis on “alternative methods” tries to avoid two extremes toward studying argumentation in a legal context: a theoretical extreme that focuses entirely on formal structures (whether or not they are useful in practice) and a pragmatic extreme that focuses entirely on techniques and skills that have persuasive effects (whether or not those psychological effects are warranted).

The conference will discuss methods that are both grounded in theory and potentially valuable in practice. It will be organized into four specialized areas that have unique methods of studying legal argumentation:  formal methods in legal reasoning, law and literature, law and language, and visualization of law.

The conference website can be found here.

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