Empirical Training Workshop (optional)

Conducted by Theodore Eisenberg

November 8 (9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and November 9 (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.).

The Empirical Training Workshop is intended for professors and students who seek an introduction to the statistical and programming skills needed to conduct quantitative empirical legal research. Professor Eisenberg will guide participants through an intensive 10 hour course on statistical analysis in the legal context. The participants will follow Professor Eisenberg’s lead on their own laptop and with their own Stata software in coding and analyzing data sets. Participants may purchase Stata version 12 through their universities at the discounted academic price. See http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/. Any version of Stata OTHER THAN Small Stata will work for this workshop. Reading assignments will be from Alan C. Acock, A Gentle Introduction to Stata (Revised Third Edition 2012), which is available from the Stata bookstore online. Participants who do not wish to purchase a longer term license for Stata may use a free version of Stata that will expire at the end of the workshop.  Information on downloading and passwords for the free version will be distributed shortly before the workshop.

The workshop requires advance registration and a registration fee. This is an optional event – please note that it begins the day BEFORE the CELS conference starts.

Both sessions will be held at Stanford Law School. Session One is from 9 a.m. to 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 8th and includes a break for lunch (lunch provided). Session Two is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9th and is designed to finish in time for participants who are also registered for CELS 2012 to attend the conference’s paper panels.

Questions may be directed to either Ted Eisenberg or Dawn Chutkow at sels@cornell.edu.

Please register for the Empirical Training Workshop as part of your CELS registration here.