A call for papers (excerpted below) for a 2017 conference, hosted by Academica Sinica in Taiwan and co-sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), further evidences empirical legal studies' widening global footprint and reach. KC Huang (a JELS international adviser) helped found Academia Sinica's Empirical Legal Studies Center. Now that KC is a member of Taiwan's Congress, Yun-chien Chang directs the Center and organizes CELSA. The conference's host, Academia Sinica, has already organized three international conferences and multiple ELS workshops, making Taipei a critical hub of ELS activity in East Asia.
"The first Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia (CELSA) brings together, in Asia, researchers from law and other fields who seek to develop empirical accounts of law and legal institutions.
Papers are selected through a rigorous peer review process. CELSA will consider empirical papers across all areas of law. Quantitative data analysis is preferred. Only submissions in English are considered. While authors are strongly encouraged to submit works-in-progress, submissions should be completed drafts that present main findings. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference. Each paper will be assigned a discussant and authors of accepted papers are expected to be willing to act as discussants of another paper."
CELSA is set for June 13-15, 2017 (Tues.-Thurs.) at Taiwan's Academica Sinica.
Call for papers submission deadline: 15 February 2017.
Click here for more submission and conference information; please direct specific questions to Prof. Yun-chien Chang, at: email@example.com