Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) invites
"outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply
for visiting, residential appointments for the academic year 2014–2015. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at
Princeton engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the
2014-2015, we plan to name up to five general LAPA Fellows, plus one
LAPA/Perkins Fellowship in Law and Humanistic Inquiry for scholars at the early
stages of their careers. Applicants to the program will be considered for all
of the applicable fellowships, depending upon the applicant's proposed research
project and qualifications."
past LAPA Fellows selections tilt towards law and humanities, qualitative, and
comparative scholars, LAPA advertises that it includes an interest in, among
other areas, “law-related subjects of empirical … significance.”
For those interested, on-line applications can be found here. The application deadline is 5:00 PM (EST)
Monday, November 4, 2013.
Jeremy Blumenthal (Syracuse) asked that I share the following Call For Papers, and I'm delighted to do so.
upcoming American Psychology/Law Conference in New Orleans, next March 2014, is
particularly recruiting legal scholars’ work. All law-and-psychology-related
work is welcome, with a separate review process for non-empirical legal work
that relates to psychology. An abstract and a 1,000-word summary for
individual papers, or a panel of papers with abstracts, is required.
Instructions and further conference information are here. And
the login page to submit papers is here.
The submission deadline is Sept. 30. Those with any questions/comments should contact Jeremy directly at: email@example.com
As a co-editor I note with pride that JELS 10:3 maintains (for more than one decade) JELS' perfect record of on-time publication and includes a wonderful collection of diverse and interesting papers. Topics in this issue range from data on the Indian Supreme Court's workload (here) to multidistrict litigation transfers and consolidations (here).
David Schwartz (Chi-Kent) asked that I pass along on the inaugural "Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property," co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I am happy to oblige and welcome another field-specific empirical methods workshop into the fold. Summary information follows.
"The workshop is intended to give scholars engaging in empirical and experimental studies of IP a chance to receive feedback on their work at an early stage in their research. Accordingly, the workshop will be limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that are still in their developmental stages. Projects that will have substantially begun data collection by the time of the workshop are inappropriate. Pilot data collection is, however, appropriate."
"The workshop will be organized around a modest number of projects. Each project presenter will be expected to circulate a description of the project of no more than 10 pages by October 1. Each project will be assigned to an expert commenter and will be allotted 45 minutes of discussion by the attendees."
For those interested, applications are due by August 24. Decisions will be made by September 2. Click here for detailed information; email Christi Guerri (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
I am delighted to note that Stanford Law Review's current issue (65:6) focuses exclusively on empirical legal studies. The issue features essays from six Stanford faculty members who used papers presented at last year's CELS (hosted by Stanford Law School) as a starting point to discuss the state of empirical work in an array of substantive legal sub-fields. The introductory essay, The Empirical Revolution in Law, by Prof. Dan Ho (Stanford) and Stanford Law's former Dean, Larry Kramer, provides a nice frame and overview. I recommend the entire issue to all.
I should also note that the 2013 CELS, hosted by Penn Law School, is scheduled for October 25-26, 2013. Those hoping to present papers or posters need to submit by no later than midnight (EST) on Friday, July 12, 2013.
The 10th Annual Conference of the Asian Law and Economics
Association (AsLEA) will be held on June 20–21, 2014 (Friday and
Saturday) in Taipei, Taiwan, at the National Taiwan University College of Law.
Those interested in presenting are invited to submit papers by Feb. 15, 2014 (at least in draft form), together with a short abstract, to: email@example.com
Papers may be on any topic related to Law and
Economics, be it theoretical, empirical, or experimental. Priority in selection
will be given to completed papers. AsLEA encourages the submission of proposed panels (containing three papers) for consideration.
Panel submission forms can be found here.
In an effort to accommodate July 4th holiday activities/plans, the submission deadline CELS 2013 papers has been moved back to midnight (EST) on Friday, July 12, 2013. More conference information follows.
Information on the 8th Annual CELS 2013, co-sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and Penn Law School (and organized this year by David Abrams, Ted Ruger, and Tess Wilkinson-Ryan), is now available (here).
The 2013 CELS will take place at Penn Law School, from October 25-26.
In addition, due to the success of last year's workshop and growing
demand, one-day, "hands-on" CELS empirical training workshops will also be offered and are set for October 24-25.
Profs. Tian Zheng and Andrew Gelman (Columbia--Statistics) hope to fill a
full-time postdoctoral position beginning Fall 2014 for work on statistical analysis
and modeling of social network data.
should send email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing:
• a one-page description of past research
• a one-page description of future research interests and goals
• a resume of educational and research experience, including publications
• three letters of reference
A workshop, co-sponsored by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law
and Policy at New York University School of Law and the United States Patent
and Trademark Office in cooperation with the Center for Law & Economics,
ETH Zurich, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and the Centre
for Competition Policy (UEA), seeks paper proposals from "economics, management, and legal scholars on the
empirical study of trademark data." The workshop seeks to "support
better scholarship in this embryonic area of research and lead to the
publication of high quality and high impact studies."
The workshop is scheduled for September 26-27, 2013, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria,
Paper proposals are due by July 1, 2013, and should be sent to: email@example.com.
For further information contact: Prof. Barton Beebe: firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Marco: email@example.com.
Bob Lawless (Ill.) asked me to post the following Call for Papers for the 2013 MLEA, and I am delighted to do so. University of Illinois College of Law will host the conference and the deadline for proposals is August 1, 2013. A brief description of the conference follows (more details here).
"The University of Illinois College of Law and the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science are hosting the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Law & Economics Association on October 11 & 12, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. To participate, you need not be a Midwestern economist or even an economist or a Midwesterner. The event consists of law professors and economists presenting papers with varying degrees of law-and-economics content, ranging from empirical analyses and formal economic modeling to legal philosophy and doctrinal papers infused with economic thinking. Presentations will begin Friday morning and end early- to mid-afternoon on Saturday."
Information on the 8th Annual CELS 2013, co-sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and Penn Law School (and organized this year by David Abrams, Ted Ruger, and Tess Wilkinson-Ryan), is now available (here). The 2013 CELS will take place at Penn Law School, from October 25-26. In addition, due to the success of last year's workshop and growing demand, a one-day, "hands-on" CELS empirical training workshop will also be offered and is set for October 24-25.
Andrew Martin (Wash U.) and Lee Epstein (USC) will hold their 12th annual Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop, from May 22-24, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. For more and logistical information on the Workshop, co-sponsored by Washington University School of Law and USC Gould School of Law, click here.