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The workshop brings together professionals and scholars from a wide array of disciplinary backgrounds to revitalize interest in legal reasoning for research and education purposes. Participants will look at the computational, logical, and rhetorical modelling of legal reasoning to identify the role machines and humans could play in creating persuasive legal arguments. The envisioned working environment is the predominantly case-based legal setting of the courtroom where persuasion is achieved by arguments which are legally and logically sound, and carefully crafted according to the principles of oratory and rhetoric. The aim is not simply to lay the foundation for collaborative research into legal reasoning, but we also wish to give a central role to this topic in legal education in an age when technological advancement pushes communication and argumentation skills to a decline. Delegates will develop notes on the above issues from their own disciplinary perspective by using the judgment in R v Bentham  UKHL 18 as a prompt for discussion.