Lena Wahlberg



 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.

Contact: lena.wahlberg@jur.lu.se


- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018

- Conference at Stockholm University, November 13-15, 2018 (information in Swedish), in regard to the forthcoming book The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism

- Moa Lidén defends her PhD dissertation Confirmation Bias in Criminal Cases in Uppsala on September 28, 2018..

- Call for Papers for the 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity", taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019, is now out. Deadline 31 December 2018.

- The IVR Sweden Annual Meeting  2018 is held May 14-15, 2018, in Lund. You are very welcome to attend, please register here (participants are responsible for travel and lodging). Read the programme (in Swedish).

- 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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