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ELS Lab Meetings - Paper Development Session: Niek Strohmaier on character evidence in court

Friday 16 April 2021

Topic Paper Development Session

Paper Development Sessions involve presentations of work in progress. This can be at any stage of the research process, from the design to writing the actual paper. It is in particular a nice opportunity to receive feedback on empirical ideas and get suggestions on how to improve the methodology.

In this Paper Development Session, Niek Strohmaier will present his work in progress on character evidence in court. A key question derived from the literature on this topic is: are judges and/or juries disproportionality affected by information about a party’s character? A draft will be provided to those attending the session. Niek Strohmaier will discuss the following paper:

Pride or Prejudice? The biasing effect of character evidence in legal proceedings

Interested to join? Sign up via the following form and you will receive a link to the Lunch & Learn: https://cutt.ly/gzedAG9.

ELS Lab Meetings

The Empirical Legal Studies Lab @Leiden is organizing a new series of sessions, for researchers interested in empirical legal research. Are you looking to learn more about empirical methods and/or engage in lively discussions on ELS? Join the upcoming ELS lab meetings!

Ranging from the informal Lunch & Learn to more in-depth paper discussions, the ELS lab meetings cover a wide range of empirical research methods and ELS-related topics. We offer a possibility to learn about each other’s research and experience, test out ideas and receive feedback on work in progress. You’re welcome to join, regardless of your degree of experience with ELS. Our upcoming sessions are below. Sign up via the following link: https://cutt.ly/gzedAG9

Date Session

12 March

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Learn

Topic: Law in the books versus law in action

26 March

10:00 - 11:00

Journal Club

Topic: Conceptualization and operationalization

16 April

10:00 - 11:00

Paper Development Session

Topic: Presentation by Niek Strohmaier on character evidence in court

About ELS Lab @Leiden

Empirical Legal Studies is one of the legal science themes of the Leiden Law School as part of the Law Sector Plan, together with Institutions for Conflict Resolution. The Empirical Legal Studies project receives funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) through the multi-year Law Sector Plan. For any questions, please contact Helen Pluut (h.pluut@law.leidenuniv.nl).

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