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Tenth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

October 30-31, 2015, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, USA

Paper Submission Deadline: 26 June 2015



The Tenth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2015) is sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and hosted by Washington University School of Law, the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, and Washington University Olin School of Business. CELS brings together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Papers are selected through a peer review process and discussion at the conference includes assigned commentators and audience questions.

CELS will consider empirical papers spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. Authors are encouraged to submit works-in-progress; however, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference for presentation and discussion.

Please note that accepted papers will be made available to all conference participants.

To submit a paper, please go to the CELS 2015 Conference page on SSRN:https://hq.ssrn.com/login/pubSignInJoin.cfm?conflink=CELS-2015.

For more information about CELS 2015, please visit http://cels2015.wustl.edu

The First SELS Global Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars

December 17th – 18th 2015, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2015



The meeting is co-sponsored by the Society of Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law. The workshop aims to foster the research of scholars who have recently completed their PhD or have recently been appointed to a tenure track position, by providing them with a forum in which they can present their research and receive feedback from fellow empirical researchers.

Approximately ten scholars from around the world (submission criteria specified below) will be invited to the workshop. Each scholar will be assigned a commentator who will discuss their paper. The rigorous academic environment at the workshop will assist junior scholars to develop their ideas. The workshop is also intended to establish a sense of community among empirical legal scholars and help build cooperative relationships between participants.

To be eligible, an author must be an untenured faculty member at a research university in a tenure-track position; or a tenured faculty member if it has been less than five years since the initial entry-level appointment; or a full time post-doctoral fellow or a visiting associate professor at a research university. In addition, the committee will consider the work of authors that do not fit these criteria, but are new to the field of empirical legal studies.

The costs of airfare (coach) and accommodations of authors who will be invited to participate in the workshop will be covered by the Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law.

Submissions should be sent to Ms. Ayelet Gordon (ayelet.gordon@mail.huji.ac.il) with the subject line: “Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars.” Only drafts of complete papers will beconsidered.

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