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Inaugural Class of SELS Fellows Inducted
July 2015
More information here

2016 Northwestern-Duke Causal Inference Workshop
Northwestern Law School
Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 2016
Information and registration here

CELS 2016 Empirical Training Workshops

Michael Heise, Martin Wells, Dawn Chutkow
Thursday, November 17, 2016
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Duke University School of Law
Limited registration in connection with CELS 2016 TBA

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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

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

"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
November 18-19, 2016
Paper submission deadline: July 10, 2016

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: 1 March 2016, 6:00 (CET)
June 21-22, 2016

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)