Final Call for Papers: "Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation"

Special Issue of the journal, Informal Logic (ISSN: 0824-2577)
Second Special Issue of the ArgDiaP series,

"Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation" will explore the current state of the art in the study legal argumentation which is characterized by the applicability of a great variety of concepts, distinctions, frameworks and methods. Our aim is to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas from different research perspectives, including AI and Law, argumentation theory, and legal theory.

This volume is the second special issue published under auspices of the ArgDiaP organisation ( This special issue will continue exciting discussions which took place at the first MET-ARG workshop (Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation, organised in Kraków in 2014 in conjunction with JURIX 2014 (27th International Conference on Legal
Knowledge and Information Systems, and CMNA 2014 (14th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument,

The topics include, but are not limited to:
· The applicability of formal and computational models of legal reasoning
· Bridging gaps between various methods (models, frameworks) employed
in the study of legal argumentation
· The scope and limits of applying tools for representation of formal
argumentation models
· Problems and challenges of abstract and structured legal argumentation
· Methodology for research on argumentation schemes in legal reasoning
· Contrasting goals of and constraints on differing methodological approaches
· Arguing about rules, cases, evidence (Does the method differ in research on legal argumentation in different domains?)
· Methods of legal argumentation mining
· Heuristics, biases and fallacies in legal argumentation and their role in the research on argumentation
· Theories and meta-theories of legal argumentation
· The language of legal argumentation

***Author Guidelines***

Submissions to the Special Issue on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation must be formatted as PDF document, using as a guide the template available at They must adhere to the Informal Logic submission guidelines for blind review (; and they should be at least 10 and not more than 15 pages (5,000–7,500 words) in length. Papers should be submitted through our dedicated EasyChair site:

The submitted papers must present original research which has not been published and is not currently under review by other journals or conferences. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of a panel of experts and selected on the basis of the paper's originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The deadline for the submissions is 14th Feb 2016.

Paper submission deadline: 14 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 2016
Final versions of papers: May 2016
Submission of the special issue: July 2016

***Guest Editors***
-- Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, michal.araszkiewicz (at)
-- Tomasz Zurek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, zurek (at)

***Panel of Experts***
-- Kevin Ashley University of Pittsburgh, US
-- Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
-- Floris Bex, Utrecht University, Netherlands
-- Katarzyna Budzynska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland & University of undee, UK
-- Marcello Ceci, University College Cork, UK
-- Giovanni Damele, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
-- Luis Duarte d'Almeida, University of Edinburgh, UK
-- Eveline Feteris, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
-- Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
-- Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University, US
-- Thomas Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
-- Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK
-- Jaap Hage, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
-- Marcin Koszowy, University of Bialystok, Poland
-- Fabrizio Macagno, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
-- Henry Prakken, Utrecht University & University of Groningen, Netherlands
-- Thomas da Rosa de Bustamante, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
-- Harvey Siegel, University of Miami, US
-- Giovanni Tuzet, Bocconi University, Italy
-- Vern R. Walker, Hofstra University in New York, US
-- Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada

***More details at ***

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michał (michal.araszkiewicz [at] or Tomasz (zurek [at]

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