The Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS)

Events of Note

Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) 7th Conference
Thursday July 5th and Friday July 6th, 2018
University of Padova (Italy)
Call for papers - Submission Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018
For more information, please visit the conference SSRN website  

Virginia Environmental Law Journal
Call for empirical papers
Submissions accepted June 15-September 15, 2018
Further details may be found here

2021 CELS in Asia
Hosted by Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
More information coming soon

News & Announcements

Journal Rankings: Google Scholar and Washington and Lee comparison may be found here.

"Jury Pool Underrepresentation in the Modern Era: Evidence from Federal Courts", by Mary E. Rose, Raul S. Casarez, Carmen M. Gutierrez, JELS 15:2 discussed in Jur-E Bulletin of the National Center for State Courts

"Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Market for Plaintiff-Side Representation" by David A. Hyman, Mohammad Rahmati, Bernard S. Black and Charles Silver, JELS 13:4 in Law 360.

"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


SELS conferences

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) 2018
University of Michigan Law School
November 9-10, 2018
Extended-Paper Submission Deadline: June 29, 2018 (midnight, Eastern Time)
More information here