Category Archives: Empirical Legal Studies

Poli Sci Conference This Week in Chicago

Jeff Yates at the Voir Dire Blog lists “interesting panels on the law and courts” at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2007.


Legal Realism, Feminism, Legal Theory – Madison

The University of Wisconsin School of Law hosts New Legal Realism Meets Feminism & Legal Theory II: Empirical Perspectives on the Place of Law in Women’s Work and Family Lives , Oct. 5-6, 2007, Madison.

Women working in a variety of settings face challenges rooted in traditional cultural and social patterns surrounding gender. These challenges include barriers in the workplace, the historic divisions between work and family lives, and cultural conceptualizations of “work” itself. This conference draws together empirical and legal perspectives to examine the different strategies and models women have used in addressing the dilemmas of work and family.

The conference is cosponsored by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory University, and the New Legal Realism Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Interrogations and Confessions

The University of Texas at El Paso hosts Interrogations & Confessions: A Conference Exploring Current Research, Practice, & Policy, Sept. 27-29, 2007.

AALS Conference on Constitutional Law


The 2008 AALS Conference on Constitutional Law will be held at the AALS Mid-Year Meeting on June 3-6, 2008, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. In recognition of the growing significance of positive legal scholarship in the development of constitutional law and theory, the Committee has designated one session of the conference for the presentation of papers devoted to this topic. Up to four papers will be selected for presentation. Papers will be presented at moderated, concurrent sessions. The faculty members chosen must register for the Conference and will be responsible for their own travel and other expenses.

Topic: Papers must discuss or (preferably) demonstrate how empirical and/or positive legal scholarship can inform constitutional theory or doctrine.

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Trademark Dilution: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries

Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers
Trademark Dilution: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries

October 5, 2007

Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, California

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Second Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Second Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at New York University School of Law in New York, New York on November 9-10, 2007.

Canadian Law and Economics Association

Annual Meeting at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada on September 28-29, 2007.