Empirical Legal Studies – Los Angeles

The Fourth Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held at the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles Nov. 20-21, 2009. The preliminary program is here.  Paper abstracts are available on SSRN.

Panel topics address a wide range of legal areas and institutions, including:

  • corporate governance (several panels), securities litigation, the financial crisis, tax, bankruptcy, business entities
  • law and politics (several panels), elections, lobbying
  • capital punishment, policing, criminal evidence, prisons
  • law and neuroscience,  behavioral law and economics
  • law schools, the legal profession
  • courts, jurors, victims and witnesses, attitudes and decisionmaking, settlement
  • civil rights, environmental law, property, torts, family law, medical malpractice,  contracts, administrative law, patent, international law

(These are all separate panels. I grouped them into the bullet points to make the list easier to browse.)  mw