Christian Dahlman is Professor of jurisprudence at Lund University where he researches legal evidence assessment, argumentation and decision making. He received a LL.D. from the same university in 2000 after having successfully defended his dissertation Konkurrerande culpateorier [Competing Theories of Negligence] on the three definitions of ‘negligence’ in tort law, how they are applied and how conflicts between them can be resolved. He is the former President of the Swedish section of IVR.
At Lund University Dahlman heads the cross disciplinary research group Law, Evidence and Cognition (LEVIC). LEVIC is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law, the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Psychology, and the group investigates how different kinds of evidence are assessed in the courts. His latest publications include the articles “The Felony Fallacy” (Law, Probability and Risk, 2015), “Prototype Effect and the Persuasiveness of Generalizations” (Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2015, co-authored), “Robust Trust in Expert Testimony” (Humana.Mente, 2015, co-authored), “Om oacceptabla generaliseringar i bevisvärdering” [“On Unacceptable Generalizations in Evidence Assessment”] (Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap, to be published in 2015) and the anthology Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation (Springer, 2015, co-edited).