Poster Session

The poster session and reception will take place Friday, November 15th, in and around the Claremont McKenna College Athenaeum.

The following information is for authors expressly invited to participate in the poster session (based upon peer-reviewed submissions).

Information for Poster Presenters

We are delighted by your participation in the poster session, which is an integral part of CELS and is always well attended. At CELS, it is the strong tradition that the poster session includes scholars of all experience levels, including some of the most senior Empirical Legal Studies scholars. For 2019, the poster session will be held on Friday, November 15th in conjunction with the CELS reception. The poster session offers a great way to quickly communicate the basics of your project to a wide audience.

Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • Poster files can be designed to the desired poster size with high-resolution images or charts embedded in a PowerPoint slide.
  • Design should be set for a poster 36″ x 48″. The posters will be set on an easel and should be readable from several feet away.
  • The final file must be submitted as a PDF. Other files such as PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator will not be accepted.

Please email cels2019@ClaremontMcKenna.eduif you have any questions.

  • The PDF of your poster should be sent to by Monday, October 29, at 12 noon (Eastern time) in order for it to be printed and mounted in advance of the conference. Please include “CELS Poster” in the subject line. Claremont McKenna College will pay the cost of all posters received by the deadline.

If you miss the deadline, you will be responsible for printing and mounting the poster yourself. Please email to let us know by Friday, October 26, if you will not be able to submit your poster by the deadline. Include “CELS Poster” in the subject line. When you check in at the conference, please give your poster to conference staff at the registration table.

Past recipients of the CELS poster prize award (now named the Theodore Eisenberg Poster Award) may be viewed online.

There are many resources on the web with tips for designing an effective poster. Here are a few:

2019 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies