Category Archives: Empirical

Seventh Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2012)

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2012

Location:

Stanford Law School

Description:

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), and Northwestern (2011), and is scheduled for Stanford (2012), Penn (2013), and UC Berkeley (2014), in each case with generous support from the host school.

Contact Information:

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/SELS/conferences.cfm

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8th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics

Date(s) pf Conference:

July 19-21, 2011

Location:

University of Washington School of Law

Description:

In recent years, the area of statistical reasoning applied to forensic science has undergone a rapid growth and development both theoretically but also in applied research, becoming a highly interdisciplinary field. Indeed the domain brings together police officers, forensic scientists, jurists, scholars from related disciplines and statisticians with a view to understand the constraints, mechanisms and opportunities to provide statistical and inferential support to the decision making process either at level of the investigation or in court. It is within this interdisciplinary framework that we are pleased to host the 8th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics.

This conference is the only forum where all these actors can meet and exchange the many and varied aspects of probability and statistics in legislative, administrative and judicial proceedings. It is the only regular conference in the world offering a place for such a debate.

Contact Information:

icfis@uw.edu

www.icfis2011.org

2010 Civil Litigation Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

May 10-11, 2010

Location:

Room 3041
Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC

Description:

Access, fairness, cost, and delay in civil litigation in federal court will be the focus of a Conference, May 10-11, 2010, sponsored by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. The 2010 Civil Litigation Conference at the Duke University School of Law will present new data from several empirical studies on current litigation practice and proposals for improving civil litigation in the federal trial courts. In particular, data on actual litigation costs incurred by law firms and major corporations will be available for careful analysis.

Contact Information:

http://www.uscourts.gov/Press_Releases/2010/CivilLitigationConference.cfm

Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop

Date(s) of Conference:

May 24-26, 2010

Location:

Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069

Description:

The Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship workshop is for law school faculty interested in learning about empirical research. Leading empirical scholars Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin will teach the workshop, which provides the formal training necessary to design, conduct, and assess empirical studies, and to use statistical software (Stata) to analyze and manage data. Participants need no background or knowledge of statistics to enroll in the workshop.

Contact Information:

Michael J. Cooper
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069
michael-cooper@law.northwestern.edu
312.503.1570

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/conferences/empiricalworkshop.html

2010 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association

Date(s) of Conference:

May 27-30, 2010

Location:

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Description:

The theme of the 2010 LSA Meeting–After Critique–invites us to consider the law and society enterprise today and to think about its future direction. We want to reflect on the various ways that law and society scholarship has been and should be engaged with the threat of terrorism and governmental responses to it, national and global attacks on the rule of law, questions of sovereignty and sovereign prerogative, the contemporary situation of identity politics, and the collapse of the global economy and the crisis of neo-liberalism.

We also want to think about whether there is anything meaningful and coherent in the phrase “law and society scholarship” as well as how we should position ourselves in relationship to other interdisciplinary enterprises, e.g. critical race theory, empirical legal studies, law, culture, and the humanities, etc. Is it time to revive our critical heritage as well as our traditions of theoretical and methodological self-scrutiny? What would this entail?

Contact Information:

LSA Executive Office
Exec_Office@lawandsociety.org
1.413.545.4617

http://www.lawandsociety.org/

Fifth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Date(s) of Conference:

November 5-6, 2010

Location:

Yale Law School
New Haven, Ct.
Lerner College of Business & Economic
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware, USA

Description:

The Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 2010 will be held in New Haven, Connecticut at Yale Law School from Friday November 5 through Saturday November 6, 2010. There will be multiple panel sessions throughout each day, and each paper presentation will be followed by discussion. In addition to the paper sessions, there will be a poster session and quantitative methods sessions.

Call for Papers:

  • The deadline for paper submissions is July 2, 2010
  • Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 1, 2010

Contact information:

General inquiries concerning the Conference should be sent to: CELS.2010@yale.edu

For more information:  http://www.law.yale.edu/news/cels.htm