Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

The 3rd Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) will be held at the University of Oslo, 11-12 June 2020

Programe objectives:

CELSE is an interdisciplinary gathering that draws researchers from across Europe and the world, bringing together scholars in law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis, and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. CELSE will consider empirical papers across all areas of law, although priority will be given to papers with a European focus. Empirical analysis is understood to encompass any systematic approach to quantitative or qualitative data analysis, including statistical analysis, machine learning, experiments, text-mining and network analysis techniques.

Crucial dates and info:

  • Please apply using linked form
  • Application deadline: February 15 2019

Further details and call for papers are available on this website.

Ph. D ETH Zurich

Application deadline: 15 February 2020

The Center for Law & Economics (www.lawecon.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich has approximately 70 group members from law, economics, political science and computer science. At the Center, Professor Stefan Bechtold invites applications for a Ph.D. position in law (intellectual property, antitrust, privacy, Internet law, LegalTech, with a focus on law & economics methods).

Admission to the programme:

Applicants to this position must have a law degree (master, J.D., State Exam etc.) with excellent grades and, ideally, should have already had some exposure to formal social science methods (quantitative empirical or experimental methods).

Overview:

We are looking for a highly qualified, research-oriented student with a legal education and an interest in one or several of the areas of law listed above. Are you interested in writing a Ph.D. thesis (paper-based, in English), participating in the international law & economics discourse, and delving into empirical and/or experimental methods? At our Center, students can conduct internationally oriented fundamental research as part of a highly motivated team at a leading research university. We offer an interdisciplinary environment, close supervision, and excellent contacts with leading scholars at U.S. universities. Our Center organizes various seminar series and conferences which enable our group members to meet internationally leading researchers from all areas of law & economics on a regular basis. Our broad international network offers attractive career prospects.

More information about the programme, the application procedure and required documents is available on ETH site.

European Doctorate in L&E Application

Application for programme starting October 2020

Application deadline: 1 February 2020

6-7 scholarships available!

  • one of the largest doctorate programmes in the field
  • a joint doctoral programme by four of the leading European universities: the Universities of Bologna, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Rennes 1
  • a chance to live in (at least) three different countries and work together with PhD researchers from all over the world
  • scholarships offered by partner universities
  • multiple doctoral degree

Admission to the programme:

Diploma or a bachelor and master degree in law or economics or a relevant field, or an equivalent university degree (second cycle qualification).

Selection:

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and their capability of carrying out high-level scientific research activities in the field of the economic analysis of law, and in compliance with the regulations. Good knowledge of English is a prerequisite.

More information about the programme, the application procedure and required documents is available on www.edle-phd.eu.

Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions Workshop

The Workshop on Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions will be hosted by the Claremont Graduate University, California, on February 21-22, 2019.

Workshop’s objectives:

The aim of the Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions Workshop is to showcase recent contributions that enhance our understanding of endogenous rules within legal institutions. By design, we want the workshop to be interdisciplinary and open to any methodological approach. 

Keynotes:

  • Steven Raphael
  • Shawn Bushway

Crucial dates and info:

  • Hotel and meals will be covered for those presenting a paper. There is no registration fee required for speakers or attendees.
  • Submission deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2019

Further details and call for papers are available on this website.

Invitation for the open lecture of prof. Larry DiMatteo (Florida University)

The Chair of Civil Law of the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Law and Economics Association have the pleasure to invite for an open lecture “Economic Analysis of Contract Law as Descriptive and Normative Theory”, that will take place on 16th October 2018 at 11am in the Refrectary of the Collegium Wróblewskiego (Olszewskiego 2, Cracow).

The lecture will be given by  prof. Larry’ego  DiMatteo (Florida University).

(poster)