LEC Workshop on Empirical Methods for Law Professors

Event Date: Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23, 2014

Location: George Mason University School of Law 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

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Program Description:  The Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods is designed to teach law professors the conceptual and practical skills required to (1) understand and evaluate others’ empirical studies, and (2) design and implement their own empirical studies.  Participants are not expected to have background in statistical knowledge or empirical skills prior to enrollment.  Instructors have been selected in part to demonstrate the development of empirical studies in a wide-range of legal and institutional settings including: antitrust, business law, bankruptcy, class actions, contracts, criminal law and sentencing, federalism, finance, intellectual property, and securities regulation.  Class sessions will provide participants opportunities to learn through faculty lectures, drawing upon data and examples for cutting edge empirical legal studies, and participating in experiments.   There will be numerous opportunities for participants to discuss their own works-in-progress or project ideas with the instructors.

Lecturers for this Workshop include:

  • Eric A. Helland, Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College, and
  • Jonathan Klick, Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law (on leave), George Mason University School of Law; Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Terms and Conditions:  Refundable Deposit:  For this workshop, accepted applicants must make a $500 deposit bonding their attendance within 30 days of acceptance.  For each workshop, the deposit is refunded within 30 days after successful completion of the workshop.  

Due to the nature of our funding, we can only accept applications from the United States and Canada.

Please note that lodging is not included for this program. All participants will need to book their own hotel or make other living arrangements.



For More Information, Contact: Jeff Smith
Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs