Empirical legal studies' influence continues to grow worldwide. The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and Institutum Jurisprudentiae, a branch of the Academia
Sinica, cosponsored the First International Conference on Empirical Studies of Judicial Systems (for a copy of the conference agenda, click here). Held in Taipei, Taiwan, conference participants included my Cornell colleagues, Kevin Clermont, Ted Eisenberg, and Valerie Hans, as well as, among other U.S. speakers, Cathy Sharkey (NYU), Mark Ramseyer (Harvard), and Thomas Cohen (BJS). Other outside scholars came from China, Japan, and England.