Using scientific evidence in science-heavy litigation proves challenging for legally-trained judges in terms of crafting persuasive reasoning. When courts evaluate rival expert evidence and choose among competing science-based positions of the parties, they need to rely on epistemic rationalities to accept certain scientific claims as the basis of their adjudicatory findings. The presentation maps the benefits and risks of using different epistemic rationalities in judicial reasoning, such as scientific, legal, intuitive and hybrid epistemic benchmarks.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!