Empirical Training Workshop

Bernsten Classroom in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
Thursday, November 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 This workshop, conducted by Professors Michael Heise, Martin Wells, and Dawn Chutkow, is intended for professors and students who seek an introduction to the statistical skills needed to conduct quantitative empirical legal research.  No prior training in statistics or in statistical programming is required or assumed.

For those interested, as background reading, we suggest Alan C. Acock, A Gentle Introduction to Stata (Revised Fifth Edition 2016), which is available from the Stata bookstore online.

The workshop is an optional event - please note that it takes place the day BEFORE the CELS conference starts. The workshop will be held at the law school.

The workshop requires advance registration and a registration fee of $100 in addition to CELS 2016 registration. Attendees must also become SELS members if they are not already, which is required as part of registering for the conference.

For additional information please contact Dawn Chutkow (

Registration is closed at this time.


Parking will be available in the Science Drive Visitors Lot. A parking code will be sent to all workshop attendees via email. This code will need to be entered into the parking terminal. You will receive a ticket which will then need to be placed on your dashboard for all day parking in this lot. This visitor's lot is accessible off of Science Drive and is across from Fuqua's Business School. For further information, please see the Parking Map.

Bernsten Classroom

The workshop will be held in the Fuqua Business School in the Bernsten Classroom which is located on the 1st floor. If you parked in the 751 Parking Garage you will be entering at the front of the 3rd floor of the business school and will need to go down to the 1st floor and to the back of the building. Signage will be placed throughout the school. Please use the Fuqua Business School Map for further assistance in locating the classroom.