Events of Note SELS_events_thumb

Empirical Training Workshop with Professors Michael Heise, Martin Wells, and Dawn Chutkow
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO

JELS Jr. Empirical Legal Studies Workshop
Presentations by Maya Sen, Sarath Sanga, William Hubbard, Jed Stiglitz, Jacob Goldin, and Avani Sood
Cornell Law School

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 12, 2015

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

News & Announcements SELS_news_thumb-2

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

"Juror Beliefs About Police Interrogations, False Confessions, and Expert Testimony" by Mark Costanzo, Netta Shaked-Schroer and Katherine Vinson, JELS 7:2 in ProPublica and Pacific Standard

"Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury" by Valerie P. Hans, John Gastil, and Traci Feller, forthcoming JELS 11:4 in the Huffington Post

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
June 21-22, 2016