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Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) 2018, 31 May - 1 June 2018, Leuven

The second Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) will be held at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law, Leuven, Belgium, Thursday 31 May through Friday 1 June 2018.

 

PROGRAMME

CELSE 2018 final programme.

CELSE  features empirical legal research across all areas of law, although priority is given to research with a European focus. Empirical analysis is understood to encompass any systematic approach to quantitative or qualitative data analysis, including statistical analysis, machine learning, experiments, text-mining and network analysis techniques.

Keynote speakers:

CELSE 2018 is sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), the FWO and the ERC-funded EUTHORITY Project

Questions regarding panels and organisation should be addressed to CELSE2018@kuleuven.be

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is closed.

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Conference fee includes coffee breaks, two lunches and Empirical Training Workshop. The two Conference dinners form an important part of the CELSE experience but are optional. Questions regarding registration should be addressed to CELSE2018@kuleuven.be.

*Conference dinners are held at Faculty Club (31 May) and Irish College (1 June)
  With two dinners* Without dinner
Regular fee EUR 270 EUR 250
Student fee NA EUR 100

 

PANEL AND SESSION OVERVIEW

   31 MAY 2018
  • 8:30-9:00 - Registration
  • 9:00-10:00 - Keynote Session

   Better Together - Sampling and Measurement Plans, Justin McCrary (University of California at Berkeley)

  • 10:15-12:00 - Parallel Sessions I

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.10

Oude Valk Zeger van Hee

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07

Courts & Judges I

Administrative Law

Contract Law I

Law & Finance I

Law, Text Mining & Network Analysis

  • 13:30-15:15 - Parallel Sessions II

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.10

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02

Oude Valk Zeger van Hee

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.24

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.08

Criminal Justice I

Corporate Law & Governance I

Litigation I

Law & Psychology

Courts & Judges II

Law & Society

Constitutional & Administrative Law

  • 15:30-17:15 - Parallel Sessions III

Oude Valk Zeger van Hee Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.24 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07
Contract Law II International & Comparative Law Intellectual Property Law & Finance II Courts & Judges III
  • 17:30-18:30 - Keynote Session

   Experimental Comparative Law, Christoph Engel (Max Planck Institute for Public Goods)

  • Drinks and Dinner at Faculty Club, Groot Begijnhof 14 Leuven.
   1 JUNE 2018
  • 9:00-10:00 - Keynote Session

    Legal Complexity: Theory, Models and Measurement, Simon Deakin (Cambridge University)

  • 10:15-12:00 - Parallel Sessions IV

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02

Oude Valk Zeger van Hee

Torts

Courts & Judges IV

Criminal Justice II

Law & Finance III

  • 13:30-15:15 - Parallel Sessions V

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02

Oude Valk Zeger van Hee

Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07

Contract Law III

Discrimination & Gender Law

Law & Politics

Courts & Judges V

  • 15:30-17:15 - Parallel Sessions VI
Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.24 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.07 Oude Valk Zeger van Hee Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.32 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.02 Nieuwe Valk DV3 01.10
Criminal Justice III Law, Courts & Rules Law & Machine Learning Law & Finance IV Access to Justice Litigation & Courts
  • 17:30-18:30 - Keynote Session

    Climate Risk: Who’s Disclosing, and Who Should Be? Eric Talley (Columbia Law School)

  • 19:00 - Drinks and Dinner at Irish College (Janseniusstraat 1, Leuven)

 

EMPIRICAL TraINING WORKSHOP

Conference participants are offered the possibility to attend (free of charge) hands-on training sessions with experienced and internationally reputed researchers. The CELSE Empirical Training Workshop will be held at the KU Leuven Law School on Wednesday 30 May 2018. The four sessions cover the basic skills necessary to conduct empirical legal research:

  • 9:30am-11:00am: Basic Statistics for Lawyers (Dr. Nicolas Lampach, KU Leuven and Dr. Sofia Amaral Garcia, KU Leuven-UHasselt)
  • 11:30am-1pm: Introduction to R Statistical Programming Language for Lawyers (Dr. Nicolas Lampach, KU Leuven)
  • 2:30pm-4pm: Experimental Methods (Prof. Jennifer Arlen, NYU)
  • 4:30pm-6pm: Webscrapping and Text-Mining for Lawyers (Dr. Nicolas Lampach, KU Leuven)

For information on the training sessions please contact Nicolas.Lampach@kuleuven.be.

 

Paper submission

Submission closed on 28 February 2018.

Authors of accepted papers have the 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 discussant of another paper. Although there is no commitment towards publication, conference speakers are invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the Review of Law and Economics. Participants may also consider submitting their work to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

 

Organizing Committee:

 

ProgramME committee:

 

CONFERENCE VENUE

KU Leuven Faculty of Law

Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven BELGIUM

University of Leuven, founded in 1485, is less than 15 min by train from Brussels International Airport and 30 min by train from Brussels-Midi train station. Leuven is 2 h 40 min by train from London, 2 h from Amsterdam and Paris and 1 h 50 min from Cologne.

CELSE 2018 Conference Locations

Faculty of Law (Valk College)

 


 

 

 

 

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PARKING

You can find all the car parks in Leuven on this website.

It is probably the best if you do not enter Leuven with a car as the parking is expensive and limited to 2 hours (with the exception of underground parking garages).You can park your car in car park Bodart for free. Please keep in mind that you will have to display the parking disc in your car, as it is not allowed to leave your car in the carpark Bodart for longer than 10 hours. We advise you to go back to the car park and adjust the date and time on your disc.

A different option would be to park outside the different parking zones of Leuven and then take a bus to the city centre or travel by foot. You can find an overview here. You should be able to find such a parking spot within a thirty minutes walk from most hotels.