TRINITY – ArgLab Workshop. Legal Evidence, Experts and Argumentation

A workshop hosted by

“The Trinity of Policy-Making” and “ArgLab” Research Projects

October 11-12, 2017, Lisbon

The workshop aims at exploring the notion of expert-based evidence from legal, philosophical, and argumentation perspectives.  Key questions:

  • What is legal evidence, and what is its relation with the philosophical notion of evidence?
  • What are the types of evidence used in court, and what are their argumentative differences?
  • How is expert testimony and expert argumentation treated in court from a legal point of view?
  • How are experts assessed, selected and recognised in courts?
  • How does expert argumentation proceed in court?
  • How is the truthfulness of expert testimony assessed in court?

Invited speakers:

Douglas Walton (University of Windsor, Toronto)
Ronald J Allen  (Northwestern University, Chicago)
Anne Ruth Mackor (University of Groningen)
Christian Dahlman (Lund University)
Michal Araszkiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
Carmen Vázquez Rojas (University of Girona)
Bart Verheij (University of Groningen)
Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University, Milan)

The workshop is co-sponsored by ArgLab and the Trinity of Policy Making: Evidence Causation and Argumentation Project.


Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles (MGT) and law firm Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados are kindly sponsoring coffee breaks.

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