The Thirteenth Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 at University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Extended-Paper Submission Deadline: June 29, 2018 (midnight, Eastern Time)
CELS 2018 Empirical Training Workshop will be held at University of Michigan Law School, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 (more information coming soon).
2018 Conference Co-Presidents
James Hines, Jr.
CELS Poster Award Winners
CELS 2017 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Greg Buchak, "The Mechanisms of Reputation in Extralegal Enforcement."
2017 Honorable Mention:
Michelle Drouin and Christopher Stein, "Cognitive Bias in the Courtroom: Combating the Anchoring Effect in Criminal Sentencing."
CELS 2016 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Aazam Virani with Zhiyao Chen, Hamed Mahmudi, and Xiaofei Zhao, "When a Buyer Gets Cold Feet: What is the Value of a Bidder Termination Provision in a Takeover?" Poster here. Paper here.
CELS 2015 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Dane Thorley, "Randomness Pre-Considered: Recognizing and Accounting for 'De-Randomizing' Events When Utilizing Random Judicial Assignment." Poster here.
The annual Conferences on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) were launched in 2006, in response to the growing level of empirical scholarship in law schools and elsewhere. It has thus far been held at University of Texas (2006), NYU (2007), Cornell (2008), USC (2009), Yale (2010), Northwestern (2011), and Stanford (2012), Penn (2013), UC Berkeley (2014), Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (2015), and is scheduled for Duke University Law School (2016) in each case with generous support from the host school.
The founding organizers of CELS are Bernie Black (Northwestern), Jennifer Arlen and Geoffrey Miller (NYU), and Ted Eisenberg and Michael Heise (Cornell).
- CELS 2016 at Duke Law School
- CELS 2015 at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis
- CELS 2014 at UC Berkeley
- CELS 2013 at University of Pennsylvania
- CELS 2012 at Stanford
- CELS 2011 at Northwestern
- CELS 2010 at Yale
- CELS 2009 at USC
- CELS 2008 at Cornell
- CELS 2007 at NYU
- CELS 2006 at Texas
- CELS Slides: Methods and Econometrics