The Fifteenth Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held fall 2021 at University of Toronto Law School, Toronto, Canada.
2021 Conference Co-Presidents
CELS Poster Award Winners
CELS 2019 Theodor Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Uyen Le (with Greg DeAngelo, Maryah Garner, and Shuichiro Nishioka), “Lost Jobs, Lost Lives: The Effects of Unemployment Shocks and Gun Laws on Suicides”. Le Poster here. Le Paper here.
CELS 2018 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Natasha Sarin (co-authored with Vladamir Mukharlyamov), “The Impact of the Durbin Amendment on Banks, Merchants, and Consumers.” Sarin/Mukharlyamov Poster here. Sarin/Mukharlyamov Paper here.
2017 Honorable Mention:
Michelle Drouin and Christopher Stein, “Cognitive Bias in the Courtroom: Combating the Anchoring Effect in Criminal Sentencing.” Drouin/Stein Poster here.
CELS 2016 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Aazam Virani with Zhiyao Chen, Hamed Mahmudi, and Xiaofei Zhao, “When a Buyer Gets Cold Feet: What is the Value of a Bidder Termination Provision in a Takeover?” Virani/Chen/Mahmudi/Zhao Poster here. Virani/Chen/Mahmudi/Zhao Paper here.
CELS 2015 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winner:
Dane Thorley, “Randomness Pre-Considered: Recognizing and Accounting for ‘De-Randomizing’ Events When Utilizing Random Judicial Assignment.” Thorley Poster here.
CELS 2014 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize Winners
Kyle Rozema and Nicolas R. Ziebarth, “Behavioral Responses to Taxation: Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamp Take Up”. Rozema/Ziebarth Poster here. Rozema/Ziebarth Paper here.
CELS 2013 Poster Winners
Megan S. Wright, Samantha Kluth, and Dana Dobbins, “Mock Jurors’ Assessments of Blind Experts in Criminal Trials”. Wright/Kluth/Dobbins Poster here. Wright/Kluth/Dobbins Paper here.
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 Law School (2008), USC (2009), Yale (2010), Northwestern (2011), and Stanford (2012), Penn (2013), UC Berkeley (2014), Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (2015), Duke University Law School (2016), Cornell Law School (2017), University of Michigan Law School (2018), Claremont McKenna College (2019), and is scheduled for Toronto Law School (2021) in each case with generous support from the host school.
The founding organizers of CELS are Bernie Black (Northwestern), Jennifer Arlen and Geoffrey Miller (NYU), and Ted Eisenberg and Michael Heise (Cornell).
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
“Who Votes Without Identification? Using Individual-Level Administrative Data to Measure the Burden of Strict Voter Identification Laws” by Phoebe Henninger, Marc Meredith, and Michael Morse
“Is “Not Guilty” the Same as “Innocent”? Evidence from SEC Financial Fraud Investigations” by David H. Solomon and Eugene Soltes