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Society for Empirical Legal Studies

The Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) is an international organization of scholars interested in empirical legal studies. The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) is the official SELS journal. Every year, SELS sponsors The Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS).

SELS exists to:

 
  • Encourage and develop empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues
  • Stimulate ongoing conversations among scholars in law, economics, political science, criminology, finance, psychology, sociology, health care, and other disciplines
  • Convene an annual conference of scholars on empirical legal studies
 

Become a Member of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies

To join the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, please click here. You join the Society by subscribing to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Those who subscribe automatically become members of the Society, and the only way to become a member of the Society is by subscribing to the journal. Membership and subscription cost is $73 ($26 or $37 for students).

SELS Board of Directors:

David S. Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Law School

David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College

Dawn Chutkow (ex officio)
Cornell Law School

Christoph Engel
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Michael Frakes
Duke Law School

Andrew Green
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

James Greiner
Harvard Law School

Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College

James R. Hines, Jr.
University of Michigan Law School

Daniel E. Ho
Stanford Law School

William Hubbard
University of Chicago Law School

Daniel Krauss
Claremont McKenna College

Anthony Niblett
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School

Paige M. Skiba
Vanderbilt Law School

Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School

Eric L. Talley
Columbia Law School

Albert Yoon
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Kathryn Zeiler
Boston University School of Law