2nd International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law
Argumentation, reasoning and justification have always been inherent parts of lawyers’ work. Lawyers themselves are obviously well aware of the fact and would almost unanimously acknowledge that enhancing one’s knowledge and skills in argumentation has a direct impact on the quality of their work.
The ambition of the conference is to establish a permanent platform to discuss and explore the alternative methods of legal argumentation, i.e. those that are not regularly employed in everyday legal practice, but would prove extremely valuable if adopted. It is thus our intention to bring new stimuli to both the approaches to the argumentation by showing that the outcomes of both are valuable and can be combined in coherent theories.
The conference consists of four workshops/streams each specialized in a specific and unique method of studying legal argumentation:
1. 07-09-2012 Full paper submission deadline
2. 21-09-2012 Notice of acceptance deadline
3. 12-10-2012 Paper camera-ready deadline
4. 26-10-2012 Main event
The Call for Papers is open and the submissions are going to be accepted until September 7, 2012. This date is firm and final and there are going to be no extensions.
You are welcome to submit a paper using the EasyChair conference system.
Every submission will be reviewed by two or three reviewers and the author will be provided with detailed feedback as well as the list of suggestions for minor improvements to be implemented before it is published. The process adheres strictly to the highest standards of double-blind review.
The individual paper should not exceed 15.000 words and it can include tables and figures. The Harvard style of referencing is preferred but not strictly required. The paper may be submitted in one of the following formats: .rtf, .odt, .doc, .docx and .tex.
The accepted papers are going to be published in pre-conference proceedings by Masaryk University Press. The publisher shall not claim exclusive rights to the papers and authors are encouraged to offer them to the public within the open access regime (e.g. SSRN).
on behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Program Committee