Submission Information

CELS will consider empirical papers spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. Authors are encouraged to submit works-in-progress; however, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference for presentation and discussion. Please note that accepted papers will be made available to all conference participants.

If you have questions about the submissions process, please contact Addie Jackson.

There is no charge for submissions. The submission deadline is July 31, 2016.

When you submit a paper, you will be asked to indicate one of the following topic categories:

Administrative Law Antitrust Bankruptcy Civil Rights Constitutional Law
Contract Law Corporate Law and Governance Criminal Justice Dispute Resolution Elections
Employment and Labor Environmental Law Family Law Health Law Immigration
Intellectual Property International/Comparative Judges and Judging Law and Finance Law and Politics
Law and Psychology Law and Society Legal Profession Litigation and Courts Methodology
Property Law Securities Law Tax Torts Other




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