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Conference Announcement: Trust and Empirical Evidence in Law Making and Legal Process

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Conference Announcement
Trust and Empirical Evidence in Law Making and Legal Process

June 19-20, 2015, University of Oxford

The Notre Dame Law School Program on Law and Market Behavior and the University of Oxford will co-sponsor a conference, “Trust and Empirical Evidence in Law Making and Legal Process”, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford on June 19-20, 2015.


FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2015 (12:30-6:00 PM):

Session 1: Trust In Institutions (Law)
Chair & discussant: Andreas Glockner (Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen)

– Are algorithms trustworthy law enforcers? Lessons from Algorithmic Copyright Enforcement (Niva Elkin-Koren & Maayan Perel, Haifa Center for Law & Technology)
– Inducing trust in the Legal System by Simplifying Procedural Rules (Inbar Levy, Oxford)
– A Courtroom Experiment on the Role of Perceived Procedural Fairness and Trust in Judges (Liesbeth Hulst, Kees van den Bos, Arno Akkermans, E. Allan Lind, VU University Amsterdam, Utrecht and Duke)
– In Science We Trust: Wrong Idea in the Wrong Place (Vesco Paskalev, Hull)

Session 2: Trust In Markets (Actors)
Chair & discussant: Avishalom Tor (Notre Dame Law School)

– The Market as Negotiation (Rebecca Hollander – Blumhoff and Matthew Bodie) Washington & Saint Louis
– Trust and Distrust in Experts: A Regulatory Trilemma (Oren Perez, BarIlan University Faculty of Law)
– Trust Me, I Have a Conflict of Interest! Financial Advisor and Disclosures (Genevieve Helleringer, Essec Paris, Oxford)
– Payday Lending: Locating the Sources of Trust in an Untrustworthy Industry (Jodi Gardner, Karen Rowlingson, and Lindsey Appleyard, Oxford and Birmingham)

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2015 (9.30 am – 11.45 am)

Session 3: Trust in Methods
Chair & discussant: Anne-Lise Sibony (Liege University)

– The Role of Empirical Evidence in Building Trust in Legal Institutions (Alysia Blackham, Cambridge)
– A Comprehensive Design for Legal Research: Methods, Perspectives, and Progression (Genevieve Helleringer & Ronen Perry, Essec Paris, Oxford and Haifa)
– Measuring trust in the Informal Justice System (Naomi Creutzfeldt & Ben Bradford, Oxford)
– Using Transnational Legal Indicators for Socio-Legal Comparisons: A Pragmatic Approach (David Restrepo – Amariles, HEC Paris)

Concluding remarks: Avishalom Tor

REGISTRATION: We have limited spaces available, if you would like to attend the workshop, please send an email to register to Katie Hayward at

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information about the conference and to download a conference flyer please visit:

*Information courtesy of LSN Legal Scholarship Network
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