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Cornell Law School: CELS 2008

The 2011 CELS conference will be held at Northwestern Law School. For further information, please visit:

Announcement & Updates

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See new information at Travel (posted 9/5/08)

Conference Schedule is now available (
posted 9/5/08)

The Third Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2008. The conference will feature original empirical and experimental legal scholarship by leading scholars from a diverse range of fields. It is jointly organized by Cornell Law School, NYU School of Law, and the University of Texas School of Law.


 Myron Taylor Hall in the Spring.

The conference's objectives are: (1) to encourage and develop empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues by providing scholars with an opportunity to present and discuss their work with an interdisciplinary group of people interested in the empirical study of law; and (2) to stimulate ongoing conversations among scholars in law, economics, political science, demographics, finance, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. The conference's audience will include paper presenters, commentators, and other attendees, and will include many of the nation's leading empirical legal scholars. The goal is productive discourse on both particular papers and appropriate methodologies.

The deadline for submission of papers was April 15, 2008, with late papers being accepted on a space available basis through May 16th.

If you would like to register for the conference, please go to the left hand menu and click on "Registration". Then follow the 2-step registration process.  We encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible as the hotel blocks we have reserved continue to fill quickly and the deadlines for the conference rate blocks are nearing.