Conference Registration

Registration for the conference will open summer 2016. The registration fee will be $195 ($55 for students). This fee includes membership in the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and a subscription to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies for 2017.

Registration for the following optional events is also open. Please note that space at these events is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, November 17, 2016, 9am - 5pm ($100)

As in past years, CELS will be hosting an optional workshop the day before the conference providing an introduction and overview to empirical legal studies. Please check back for more information.

CONFERENCE DINNER AND KEYNOTE, November 18, 2016 ($80)

The Conference Dinner and Keynote address for CELS 2016 will be held in the President's Ballroom of the historic Washington Duke Inn. This year's keynote speaker has not yet been selected. Please check back for further details about the Keynote dinner.

To register, please visit:


Please review the poster session guidelines.




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