While I've discussed the Stata instructional videos previously, recent notable additions to the video collection include a helpful 3-part series on Introduction to Margins. The entire collection of instructional videos can be found here.
Having just returned from another wildly successful CELS, I am delighted to pass along information from Joe Doherty (UCLA) about the 2nd Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies (WELS) Conference at UCLA. Insofar as WELS is consciously pitched to "law and graduate students," I believe it fills an important need and presents a wonderful opportunity for interested students. (Please note the 12.7.2012 proposal deadline.)
Call for Papers: 2nd Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies
(WELS) Conference at UCLA
Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2012.
The UCLA School of Law Empirical Legal Scholars Association
(ELSA) is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies
Conference, to be held at UCLA on March 2, 2013.
WELS is a conference for law and graduate students that
provides a unique opportunity for emerging ELS scholars to present their work
in front of an audience of peers. The inaugural conference attracted
participants from Europe and from seven universities and law schools across the
U.S. If you are a professor who has students who might be interested in WELS,
please pass this along.
For more information and instructions on submitting an abstract visit
the conference website or contact the ELSA staff at: ELSA@lawnet.ucla.edu.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 through Friday, May 24, 2013, Lee Epstein and
Andrew Martin will be teaching their annual Conducting Empirical Legal
Scholarship workshop. This workshop will be held in Los Angeles, and is
co-sponsored by USC Gould School of Law and Washington University Law.
There is more information available about the workshop here:
The Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship workshop is for law school
and social science faculty interested in learning about empirical
research. The instructors provide 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. Topics
to be covered include research design, sampling, measurement,
descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and linear regression.
Dan Ho (Stanford) has put together an outstanding Program for this year's conference. Event's begin later this morning with Ted Eisenberg's (Cornell) 10-hour empirical training workshop. Insofar as the Workshop proved quite popular (registration closed quickly due to participant demand), workshops will be planned for future CELS. In addition, Ted is presenting a similar workshop at AALS in January.