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This presentation explores the idea of “Evidenoe and Proof’ (E & P) as an interdisciplinary subject rooted in the logic of inferential reasoning. It explains how E & P extends beyond traditional (common law) doctrinal legal sources, and why this should matter, in different (but overlapping) ways, to Jaw students, law teachers, scholars and legal practitioners. Building on previous research, in partirular, by Twining and Wigmore, and also incorporating behavioural science perspectives, the seminar will offer illustrations and discuss practical techniques for “taking facts seriously” in legal education and litigation practice. It is inspired by a more comprehensive vision, or ideal, of “forensic science”, which centrally incorporates without being limited to forensic science evidence and exoert witness testimonv. FULL DETAILS