Working conference on visualizations & law
visuals at work in the legal system

Working conference on visualizations & law

Current facets (Pre-Master)

Join us at the first Working conference on visualizations & law and discuss with other professionals how visuals work in the legal system. During two days, we will discuss general themes related to visualizations and law: the role of visualizations in law, how visuals actually work in the legal system and how they affect the people involved.

How do visuals work in the legal system? Image courtesy of IKEA.

The working conference intends to result in a:

  • basis of an interdisciplinary (research) network
  • problem analysis
  • research agenda: an inventory of the most urgent and relevant research questions

When & where: 15th and 16th November 2018, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Who can participate? Researchers, professionals and practitioners with practical and/or academic experience and interest in visualizations and law are invited. Please note that space is limited.

General information

New technologies have led to an increase in visuals in the legal system. Different types of visuals are created by various public and private actors, including NGOs, governmental institutions and companies. Drawings, and interactive infographics can be used in different stages in the civil or criminal justice system to enhance comprehension and understanding. However, visuals can also lead to biases and visuals can have unintended and unwanted consequences. The technologies to create, share and present visualizations creates opportunities for business, artists and (legal) designers. Legal visualization, legal design and visual legal communication also necessitates the transformation of law schools and law firms.

We organize a working conference, to bring researchers, (legal) professionals, practitioners and businesses together to discuss how visuals actually work in the legal system, how they affect the people involved.

The working conference intends to result in a:

  • basis of an interdisciplinary (research) network
  • problem analysis
  • research agenda: an inventory of the most urgent and relevant research questions

 

Organized by:

Dr. Gabry Vanderveen & Jip Willink, Criminology, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

In collaboration with:

Prof. dr. Valerie Frissen (Endowed Professor ICT and Social Change, Faculty of Philosophy)

Prof. dr. Henk Volberda (Professor of Strategic Management & Business Policy, Rotterdam School of Management)

Prof. dr. Marius van Dijke (Endowed Professor in Behavioural Ethics, Rotterdam School of Management)

Grants from the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity and Research Programme Monitoring Safety and Security make this working conference possible.