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Inaugural Class of SELS Fellows Inducted
July 2015
More information here

CELS 2017 Empirical Training Workshop
Michael Heise, Martin Wells, Dawn Chutkow
Thursday, October 12, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cornell Law School
Limited registration in connection with CELS 2017

More information coming soon

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"Judicial Retirements and the Staying Power of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions" by Stuart Minor Benjamin and Georg Vanberg, JELS 13:1 in the Boston Globe, Washington Post

"Forecasting Domestic Violence: A Machine Learning Approach to Help Inform Arraignment Decisions", by Richard A. Berk, Susan B. Sorenson and Geoffrey Barnes in PsychCentral, Today Topics, HealthCanal,, Medindia, Medical News Today, Science Daily, EurekAlert!, Newsworks, Bloomberg View, ScienceCodex

"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

Supreme Court death penalty decision, Glossip v. Gross , June 29, 2015 citations to three JELS articles

American Psychology-Law Society
Call for research proposals
Research on new or understudied topics in psychology and law
Request for Proposals here
Proposals due November 1, 2016
Contact with questions:
Lora Levett or

Nick Schweitzer

Open Position: Director of Research
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)
National independent research center, University of Denver
Details and application procedure here

Conferences SELS conferences

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) 2017
Cornell Law School
October 13-14, 2017
More information coming soon

SELS Global: First Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia
Co-sponsored by SELS and Institutum lurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, and Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
June 13-15, 2017 at Taipei, Taiwan
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 February 2017, 18:00 (GMT+8)