Lena Wahlberg

Sweden

The Swedish Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Lena Wahlberg

Lena Wahlberg is Doctor of Laws and Associate Senior Lecturer in jurisprudence with special focus on medical law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University. Her research centers mainly on problems that emerges in the border areas of law and other disciplines, e.g. the legal regulation of health and medical care. Her dissertation Legal Questions and Scientific Answers: Ontological Differences and Epistemic Gaps in the Assessment of Causal Relations, a cross disciplinary project (jurisprudence and theoretical philosophy) which analyzed to which extent scientific information is relevant when assessing causal relations in legal matters, awarded her with a LL.D. in 2010. Since then she has, in collaboration with other researchers in legal science and psychology, investigated how so-called ad hominem arguments function in the legal assessment of evidence. Recent publications on that topic include “Appeal to Expert Testimony - A Bayesian Approach” (in Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation, Springer, 2015, co-authored), “Robust Trust in Expert Testimony” (Humana.Mente, 2015, co-authored), and “Prototype Effect and the Persuasiveness of Generalizations” (Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2015, co-authored).

 

Since the start of 2015, Wahlberg is part of the international and interdisciplinary research program “Science and Proven Experience” (VBE) which aims to clarify the meaning of the concept science and proven experience, and to create a model to facilitate legal assessments of medical evidence. The project finishes in 2020. Alongside her research, Wahlberg teaches jurisprudence, health and medical care law, and the doctoral course “Theoretical Foundations for Doctoral Studies in Law.” She is also a member of the Regional Ethical Review Board (REPN) in Lund and chair of the gender equality and equal opportunities committee at the Faculty of Law, Lund University.

 

 

Announcements

 

- The 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 7-13 July 2019.

 

- On August 24th 2017 the conference "Evidence, Disagreement & Rights" will take place at Uppsala University. Contact and registration: Sebastian Reyes Molina.

 

- Sebastián Reyes Molina has been appointed treasurer in IVR Sweden.

 

- The XXVIII IVR World Congress will be held in Lisbon 17-21 July 2017

 

- The next annual conference of IVR Sweden will be held in Karlstad on 8-9 May 2017. Read the programme.

 

- The section in Philosophy of Law of the Philosophy Days 2017 in Uppsala is now open. Send your abstract before April 15 to present your research in August 2017. Read more on registration and abstracts.

 

- IVR XXVIIIth World Congress originally planned in Istanbul will not take place. See Letter by the President of International IVR.

 

- Special issue published on European New Legal Realism in Retfaerd Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Vol. 39, No 4, 2016) ed. Elisabeth Eneroth

 

- Filosofidagarna, a major event for philosophers in Sweden, will be held in Uppsala on 25-27 August 2017. We are launching a section of Philosophy of Law! Brian Leiter will give the key-note. Call for abstracts will be online soon, you are very welcome to present your research at this event.

 

- Two new PhD students in Philosophy of Law are starting in 2017 at The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University: Elena Prats and Tommaso Braida will work in the project Civis Sum.

 

- Two new doctoral students started working in Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University: Kristina Hultegård and David Jivegård.

 

- (NB cancelled, see announcement above) Next IVR World Congress is scheduled to be held in Istanbul 17-21 July 2017. IVR Sweden has issued a communication that has been sent to the International IVR.

 

 

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