Publication of Two Symposia on Scientific Evidence in the Law

The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law bills itself as an on-line journal for the interdisciplinary exploration of philsophy, science, and law. This journal has just made its “Daubert Special” issue available at its website:

Jason Borenstein and Carol Henderson, “Reflections on Daubert: A Look Back at the Supreme Court’s Decision,” 15 J. Philos., Sci. & Law 1 (2015)

Mark Amadeus Notturno, “Falsifiability Revisited: Popper, Daubert, and Kuhn,” 15 J. Philos., Sci. & Law 5 (2015)

Tony Ward, “An English Daubert? Law, Forensic Science and Epistemic Deference,” 15 J. Philos., Sci. & Law 26 (2015)

Daniella McCahey & Simon A. Cole, “Human(e) Science? Demarcation, Law, and ‘Scientific Whaling’ in Whaling in the Antarctic” 15 J. Philos., Sci. & Law 37 (2015)

Back in January 30 – 31, 2015, the Texas Law Review called for a Conference on Science Challenges for Law and Policy, to focus on issues arising at intersection of science and law, with particular focus on issues arising in criminal justice, bioethics, and the environment. The Conference schedule is still available here. Conference papers addressed the nature of scientific disputes, the role of expertise in resolving such disputes, and the legal implementation and management of scientific knowledge. Some of the Conference papers are now available in the symposium issue of the 2015 Texas Law Review:

Rebecca Dresser, “The ‘Right to Try’ Investigational Drugs: Science and Stories in the Access Debate,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1631

David L. Faigman, “Where Law and Science (and Religion?) Meet,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1659 (2015)

Jennifer E. Laurin, “Criminal Law’s Science Lag: How Criminal Justice Meets Changed Scientific Understanding,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1751 (2015)

Elizabeth Fisher, Pasky Pascual & Wendy Wagner, “Rethinking Judicial Review of Expert Agencies,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1681 (2015)

Sheila Jasanoff, “Serviceable Truths: Science for Action in Law and Policy,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1723 (2015)

Thomas O. McGarity, “Science and Policy in Setting National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Resolving the Ozone Enigma,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1783 (2015)

Jennifer L. Mnookin, “Constructing Evidence and Educating Juries: The Case for Modular, Made-In-Advance Expert Evidence About Eyewitness Identifications and False Confessions,” 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1811 (2015)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.