Conference on Empirical Legal Studies @ Claremont McKenna College, California [Nov 15-16]: Submit by June 21

About the Conference

The 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) will be held Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2019 at Claremont McKenna College, California.

CELS brings together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis, and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions.

CELS presents papers that engage empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues spanning all areas of empirical legal studies.

Papers are selected through a peer review process for presentation at the conference. Papers are presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper, and opportunities for audience discussion.

CELS is co-sponsored by Claremont McKenna College and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS).

Venue: Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

Registration Information

Registration for the conference is $195 ($55 for students).

The registration fee includes membership in the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and a subscription to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) for 2020.

Call for paper

The paper submission deadline is June 21, 2019.

CELS will consider empirical papers spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. Authors are encouraged to submit works-in-progress; however, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference).

If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference for presentation and discussion. Please note that accepted papers will be made available to all conference participants.

If you have questions about the submissions process, please contact cels2019[at]ClaremontMcKenna.edu.

There is no charge for submissions.

When you submit a paper, you will be asked to indicate one of the following topic categories:

  • Administrative Law; Legislation; Statutory Interpretation
  • Antitrust; Regulated Industries
  • Bankruptcy; Secured Credit; Creditor Rights; Consumer Finance
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure; Litigation; ADR; dispute resolution
  • Commercial Law; Contracts
  • Constitutional Law; Civil Rights; Public Law
  • Corporate Governance; Corporate Law; Law and Finance
  • Courts; Evidence; Juries; Judges; Judicial Decision-making
  • Criminal Law; Crime; Law Enforcement
  • Employment & Labor Law; Family Law; Discrimination
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law (public and private); Comparative Law; International Trade
  • Law and Politics; Political Economy; Public Choice
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law Firms and the Legal Profession
  • Methodology
  • Property; Environmental Law
  • Securities; Financial Institutions
  • Taxation; Public Finance; Transfer Programs; Economic Inequality
  • Torts; Health Law; Insurance Law
  • Other
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