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Inaugural Lecture Series - all students welcome to attend

6 March 2013

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Our successful lecture series concludes in March with two thought-provoking lectures. All staff, students and members of the public are very welcome to attend and there will be a drinks reception and networking opportunities after each lecture.

Truth, lies and self-presentation online: Lessons from psychology research on the internet

When: 13 March 2013, 6.00pm

Over the last two decades, the Internet has become an important sphere for communication, interaction and self-presentation. As well as an interaction domain worth studying in its own right, it has become an important environment for researchers to collect data in Psychology and other disciplines (eg via online surveys or tests). Drawing on findings from a number of projects over the years, this lecture will discuss evidence bearing on each of these narratives, and the extent to which they accurately reflect 'online behaviour'.

What empirical legal studies tell us about the legal profession

When: 20 March 2013, 6.00pm

Legal research often involves the interpretation of statute and court judgements, in other words what the law is. However the use of other empirical research techniques provides us with a means to examine how well the law and legal system are functioning, and to consider the make-up and working methods of the legal profession. This lecture will focus on findings from a range of empirical studies with which Professor Lisa Webley has been involved and will explain what they tell us about the nature of the legal profession.

Click on each event to find out more and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Paula Cadenhead at [email protected].

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