Trial With and Without Mathematics

Trial With and Without Mathematics

Legal, philosophical and computational perspectives

May 30, 2014 (CodeX, Stanford University, California)

DNA evidence and forensic science have once again brought mathematics into the courtroom. Numbers and statistics have helped distinguish the innocent from the guilty, but have also led to miscarriages of justice, for example, Dreyfus, Collins, Lucia de Berk. Is mathematics relevant in law at all? Do lawyers need mathematical training in statistics and logic? Can computers support legal decision making? This conference brings together experts in law, statistics, philosophy, and computer science to address these and related themes.


Marcello Di Bello and Bart Verheij
CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

Conference sponsors:
NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Stanford University – Philosophy Department
CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Patrick Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science: Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.
Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law, University of San Diego