Global Workshop for Junior Empirical Legal Scholars–Jerusalem, ISR

Hebrew University of Jerusalem SELS

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will host an international workshop for junior empirical legal scholars on Dec. 17-18, 2015. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Society of Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law.

The workshop aims to foster the research of scholars who have recently completed their PhD or have recently been appointed to a tenure track position, by providing them with a forum in which they can present their research and receive feedback from fellow empirical researchers. Approximately ten scholars from around the world (submission criteria specified below) will be invited to the workshop. Each scholar will be assigned a commentator who will discuss their paper. The rigorous academic environment at the workshop will assist junior scholars to develop their ideas. The workshop is also intended to establish a sense of community among empirical legal scholars and help build cooperative relationships between participants.

TOPICS: Papers may touch on any legal field and can employ any empirical methodology.

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA: To be eligible, an author must be an untenured faculty member at a research university in a tenure-track position; or a tenured faculty member if it has been less than five years since the initial entry level appointment; or must be a full time post-doctoral fellow or a visiting associate professor at a research university. In addition, the committee will consider the work of authors that do not fit these criteria, but are new to the field of empirical legal studies.

TRAVEL: The costs of airfare (coach) and accommodations of authors who will be invited to participate in the workshop will be covered by the Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions should be sent to Ms. Ayelet Gordon ( with the subject line: “International Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars.” The deadline for submission is May 30th, 2015. Only drafts of complete papers will be considered.


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