Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

Cover image for Vol. 12 Issue 3

Edited By: Valerie P. Hans, Michael Heise, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Stewart J. Schwab, and Martin T. Wells

Online ISSN: 1740-1461

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The Society for Empirical Legal Studies

The Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) is an international organization of scholars interested in empirical legal studies, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) is the official SELS journal.

SELS exists to
• Encourage and develop empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues
• Stimulate ongoing conversations among scholars in law, economics, political science, criminology, finance, psychology, sociology, health care, and other disciplines
• Convene an annual conference of scholars on empirical legal studies

Join the Society for Empirical Legal Studies

To join the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, please click here.  You join the Society by subscribing to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.  Those who subscribe automatically become members of the Society, and the only way to become a member of the Society is by subscribing to the journal.  Membership and subscription costs $60.00 ($25 or $35 for students).       

Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Each year the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) convenes the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) designed to present empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues. CELS brings together scholars in law, economics, political science, criminology, finance, psychology, sociology, health care, and a wide range of other disciplines. JELS publishes an annual conference issue, with papers drawn from the current CELS conference. Information on the Society for Empirical Legal Studies and the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies can be found on the SELS website: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/SELS/

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