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Third Annual Quantlaw Workshop

February 12-13, 2016
University of Arizona College of Law
Call for papers deadline Jan. 6, 2016
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Inaugural Class of SELS Fellows Inducted
July 2015
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Call for Papers
5th Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies (WELS) Conference
March 5, 2016
Proposal Deadline: January 8, 2016

News & Announcements SELS_news_thumb-2

"How Jurors Evaluate Fingerprint Evidence: The Relative Importance of Match Language, Method Information, and Error Acknowledgment" by Brandon Garrett and Gregory Mitchell, JELS 10:3 in The Washington Post

"Do Racial Preferences Affect Minority Learning in Law Schools?" by Doug Williams. JELS 10:2 in The Wall Street Journal

"The Citation and Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent," by Ryan C. Black and James F. Spriggs II, JELS 10:2 in Bloomberg Big Law Business

2015 CELS Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize awarded to Dane Thorley for his paper, "Randomness Pre-Considered: Recognizing and Accounting for 'De-Randomizing' Events When Utilizing Random Judicial Assignment."

Supreme Court death penalty decision, Glossip v. Gross , June 29, 2015 citations to:

" An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973, Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities?" by John J. Donohue III in JELS 11:4

" Frequency and Predictors of False Conviction: Why We Know So Little, and New Data on Capital Cases" by Samuel R. Gross and Barbara O'Brien in JELS 5:4

"A Broken System: The Persistent Patterns of Reversals of Death Sentences in the United States" by Andrew Gelman, James S. Liebman, Valerie West, and Alexander Kiss in JELS 1:2

"The Death Penalty: Should the Judge or the Jury Decide Who Dies?" by Valerie P. Hans, John H. Blume, Theodore Eisenberg, Amelia Courtney Hritz, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Caisa Elizabeth Royer and Martin T. Wells, JELS 12:1 in The New York Times

Conferences SELS conferences

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) 2016
Duke University School of Law
Durham, North Carolina
2016 Date TBA

SELS Global: Junior Empirical Legal Scholars Workshop
Co-sponsored by SELS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law
Jerusalem, Israel
December 16-17, 2015

SELS Global: First Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe
Co-sponsored by SELS and the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 February 2016, 6:00 (CET)
June 21-22, 2016