Conference Registration

Registration Information

Registration for the conference is $195 ($55 for students).

The registration fee includes membership in the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and a subscription to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) for 2020.

Registration for the following optional events is now open. Please note that space at these events is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Field Randomized Control Trials Workshop

Thursday, November 14, 2019, Noon – 5pm and Friday, November 15, 2019, 8-10am ($100)

Conference Dinner

Friday, November 15, 2019 ($75)

The Conference Dinner will be held at the CMC Athenaeum immediately after the Poster Session and Reception. You will be able to register for the dinner when you register for the conference.

Women’s Breakfast

Introducing the CELS Women’s Breakfast! Come network with other women at the conference. The breakfast is sponsored by CMC, and open to all women in attendance. Please register for the women’s breakfast when you register for the conference.

Important Information for Poster Presenters

At CELS, it is a strong tradition that the poster session includes scholars of all experience levels, including some of the most senior Empirical Legal Studies scholars. More information is available on our Poster Session page.


If you have mobility needs, please email as soon as possible.

A lactation room will be provided.