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The First SELS Global Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars

Date: 
Wed, 16/12/2015 09:30 to Thu, 17/12/2015 17:30

The First SELS Global Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars

Dec. 16-17, 2015

 

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

9:30-9:50 Gathering

9:50-10:10 Greetings
Yuval Shany, Dean, Law Faculty, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ilana Ritov, Scientific Director, The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bernard Black, Society for Empirical Legal Studies

10:10-12:00 Judicial Decision Making
Matthew P. Hitt, Louisiana State University
Agenda Control and Judgment-Rationale Inconsistency in the U.S. Supreme Court
Comments: Yoav Dotan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Adi Leibovitch, Columbia University
Relative Judgments
Comments: Valerie Hans, Cornell University
 

12:00-13:20  Lunch

 

13:20-15:10 International law
Adam Chilton (with Gulnaz Anjum and Zahid Usman), University of Chicago
United Nations Endorsement & Support for Women's Rights: Evidence from an Experiment in Pakistan
Comments: Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University
Urska Sadl, University of Copenhagen
The force of EU case law: An empirical study of precedential constraint
Comments: Yuval Shany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

15:10-16:30 Tour of Mt. Scopus Campus

16:30-18:20 Criminal Law and Procedure
Aurelie Ouss, University of Chicago
Incentives Structures and Criminal Justice
Comments: David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania
Yehonatan Givati (with Itai Ater and Oren Rigbi), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Economics of Rights: The Effect of the Right to Counsel
Comments: Oren Gazal, Haifa University

Dinner 

 


Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

9:00-10:50 Securities
Mark Humphrey-Jenner (with Suman Banerjee, Vikram Nanda and Mandy Than), University of New South Wales, Australia 
Executive overconfidence and securities class actions
Comments: Abraham L Wickelgren, The University of Texas
Wenming Xu, China University of Political Science and Law
Reforming Private Securities Litigation in China: The Stock Market Has Already Cast its Vote
Comments: Bernie Black, Northwestern University

11:10-13:00 Corporate Law
James W. Coleman, University of Calgary
How Cheap is Corporate Talk? Comparing What Companies Tell Regulators With What They Tell Investors
Comments: Kate Litvak, Northwestern University
Emiliano Catan (with Marcel Kahan), New York University
The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes
Comments: Ed Rock, University of Pennsylvania

13:00-14:30 Lunch  

14: 30-15:25 Freedom of Speech
Jonathon W. Penney, University of Oxford, Dalhousie University
Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use 
Comments: Mordechai Kremnizer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Democracy Institute

15:40-17:30 Intellectual Property and Miscellaneous 

Michal Shur-Ofry (with Gadi Fibich  & Shira Wultz-Green), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
The Diffusion of Legal Innovation - A Quantitative Approach
Comments: Ofer Malcai, The Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy,The Hebrew
 University of Jerusalem
Tolga Caskurlu, University of Amsterdam
Effects Of Patent Rights On Industry Structure and R&D
Comments: Naomi Hausman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dinner 

 

Program Committee: 
David Abrams - University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bernie Black - Northwestern University School of Law 
Valarie Hans - Cornell Law School
Doron Teichman - Hebrew University 
Keren Weinshall-Margel - Hebrew University 
Eyal Zamir - Hebrew University

 



Supported by the I-Core Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation, grant no. 1821/12; The Aharon Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research; The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research & Comparative Law; Katia & Hans Guth-Dreyfus Lectureship in Conflict Resolution and Law; The Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law

 

Invitation: 

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