Call For Papers

We invite submissions that make progress in our understanding of the following:

  1. The purpose and meaning of evidentiary standards and standards of proof, including, but not limited to, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, probable cause;
  2. The role of evidentiary devices and trial practices for facilitating the legal fact-finding process, including, but not limited to, the rules of discovery, the exclusionary rules, rebuttable presumptions, the presumption of innocence,  the compulsory process, cross examination.
  3. The nature of reasoning in the law, including, but not limited to, evidential and causal argumentation, inference to the best explanation, scenario construction and comparison, the role of probability.

We welcome contributions that address the topics above by applying formal, computational and philosophical methods, broadly construed, to the study of the law.  A reviewing committee will assess the quality of the submissions as for originality, rigor and suitability for the workshop.


  • Abstracts should be at least 300 words and no more than 500 words
  • Final papers should be 10-15 page long
  • Abstracts and papers should be submitted in PDF format
  • Authors should send abstracts and papers to marcello.dibello at

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: March 25, 2015
  • Accept/reject notification: April 15, 2015
  • Deadline for paper submission: May 31, 2015


Accepted authors will have 30-40 minutes for presentation, including time for Q&A.