CELS 2006 at Texas

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Joshua D. Wright, CELS 2006 at Texas, Truth on the Market (September 22, 2006), https://truthonthemarket.com/2006/09/22/cels-2006-at-texas/

When Larry Solum announces that the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies is “one of those events that is likely to be remembered,” it is likely that this will be an important event in the legal academy.  I’ve already started reading a number of interesting papers from this conference, and am excited about presenting my own work.
Here is the announcement:

First Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

University of Texas School of Law

27-28 October 2006



Invitation to Attend and Preliminary Program


We invite you to attend the inaugural Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, which will be held at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, on Friday 27 – Saturday 28 October 2006 (first session begins Friday 9:00, last session ends Saturday 1:15 p.m. to let attendees return home Saturday afternoon).  The conference will feature original empirical and experimental legal scholarship by leading scholars worldwide, from a diverse range of fields.  The conference will be run as five concurrent sessions covering different areas of scholarship, with a total of 90 presented papers.  There is no charge to academics and interested law student and graduate students to attend the conference.

Registration information, including a list of conference hotels and a preliminary conference program are available at the url above.  The reserved rooms at the conference hotels expire soon (exact dates are indicated on the conference site above), so if you are interested in attending, you will need to make plans soon.

The preliminary program is also available at:


The Conference is jointly organized by Cornell Law School, NYU School of Law and the University of Texas School of Law.  The 2007 and 2008
Conferences will be held at New York University School of Law and Cornell Law School, respectively.  The conference organizers are: Jennifer Arlen (NYU), Bernard Black (Texas), Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell), Michael Heise (Cornell) and Geoffrey Miller (NYU).

For more information:

General inquiries concerning the 2006 Conference and additional details regarding particular submissions should be sent to:

                Prof. Bernard Black

            University of Texas, School of Law and McCombs School of Business

            bblack@law.utexas.edu, (512) 471-4632

 Logistical inquiries should be directed to:

            Ms. Peggy Brundage, (512) 232-1387