Call for papers


Submission deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2019

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Law

Keynote speakers:

  • Amalia Amaya (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute for Philosophical Research)
  • Christian Dahlman (Lund University, Department of Law)
  • Paul van den Hoven (Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics; Xiamen School of Journalism and Communication, Xiamen)

The organizing committee of the conference invites proposals for presentations of original, non-published work on ‘Legal argumentation: reasoned dissensus and common ground’. Researchers from such fields as argumentation theory, legal philosophy, legal theory, AI and law and other scholars involved in the study of legal argumentation are all encouraged to take part.

The conference themes include, but are not limited to:

  • The Rule of Law and principles of justification
  • Legitimacy of legal decisions and justification
  • Legal interpretation and justification in a multi-layered legal system
  • The claim to correctness and institutional rationality
  • Rhetoric and the Rule of Law