Area Accommodations

Participants will be responsible for securing their own hotel reservations during the conference. We do strongly encourage attendees to make reservations as early as possible, as local accommodations will not have room blocks set aside for the conference this year. Local hotel and accommodation suggestions may be found on Duke's website.

Featured Accommodations

We will be providing shuttle service to the conference from a select number of local hotels. The following hotels will have a shuttle provided to bring guests to the conference:

Hilton Garden Inn Durham/ University Medical Center (SOLD OUT)
2102 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705

A group rate of $139 is available by using this link to reserve your hotel.
Group Name: Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Group Code: CELS

Aloft Durham Downtown (Limited rooms available)
345 Blackwell St.
Durham, NC 27701

Durham Marriott City Center
201 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701

Washington Duke Inn (SOLD OUT)
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 490-0999

This hotel is a ten minute walk from the conference and a five minute shuttle ride from the hotel. This hotel will provide shuttle rides to the guest who request it at the concierge desk. The keynote dinner and poster session will be held at this location.




Parking will be available in the 751 Parking Garage. Permits will be given out for all day parking in this lot. The parking garage is accessible off of Cameron Blvd. (also known as 751). This parking lot is located on the corner of Cameron Blvd. and Science Dr. For further information, please see the Parking Map.


You have two options for accessing the Wi-Fi at Duke.

Option 1
Install eduroam through their website

Eduroam’s secure and privacy-preserving technology means that there is no need to enter usernames and passwords through insecure web browser forms. Your device will identify a valid eduroam access point and log-in automatically. Your password is never shared with any of the access points.

Option 2
While on campus for electronic devices:
1. Open your network preferences and look for a network called “visitor.” Select this network.
2. Open a browser. You should see the “welcome” message pertaining to the visitor network.
3. Click Continue to connect to your normal start page.
Note: The network will cut you off automatically after an hour of inactivity., but your device should be able to automatically reconnect.

Point of Contact

Victoria Zellefrow
(919) 613-8545