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Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) annual conference

November 6-7, 2015
Harvard Law School
Contact no later than Friday, September 25th

Inaugural Class of SELS Fellows Inducted
July 2015
More information here

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

"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

"Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization" by Amanda Y. Agan and J.J. Prescott, JELS 12:4 in The Boston Globe


Conferences SELS conferences

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) 2015
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
October 30-31st, 2015

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