13th Annual
Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop
June 9-11, 2014

Presented by USC Gould School of Law and Washington University Law

The 13th Annual Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop will take place at the Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty, political science faculty, and graduate students interested in learning about empirical research and how to evaluate empirical work. Leading empirical scholars Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin will teach the workshop, which provides the formal training necessary to design, conduct, and assess empirical studies, and to use statistical software (Stata) to analyze and manage data. Participants need no background or knowledge of statistics to enroll in the workshop.

Schedule | Faculty | Registration Form (PDF) | Online Registration


Tuition for the Empirical Scholarship Workshop is $850, which includes all session materials, temporary access to statistical software (STATA), two lunches, three continental breakfasts, and one evening reception. You will need a laptop for this workshop. A check for $850 made payable to USC Gould School of Law must be included with the registration form or you may register on line and pay with credit card. Registration and payment should be received by May 10, 2013.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds for cancellation of attendance to the Empirical Scholarship Workshop will be made for all written cancellation received before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13th. No refunds will be given for any cancellations received after this day.


Special hotel rates for workshop participants are available at the Omni Hotel only. The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza sits atop historic Bunker Hill in the heart of sophisticated downtown Los Angeles. Downtown's only four-diamond convention hotel, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel features luxurious accommodations and modern conveniences that suit the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is conveniently located near University of Southern California, Civic Center, the Financial District and the Staples Center, as well as many of Los Angeles world-class theaters and museums, are just walking distance to Disney Concert Hall and the Modern Arts Museum. Also, it's just 18 miles/30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Complimentary high-speed access (if you signed up with the Omni Select guest program at (http://www.omnihotels.com/SelectGuestProgram.aspx).

Omni Hotel is about 5 miles from the Law School. Contact the Omni Hotel Reservations at (800) 843-6664 to book your room. To obtain the rates, identify yourself as Empirical Workshop attendee. In order to receive this special rate you must book your room by Monday, April 22, 2013. After April 22, we cannot guarantee the special rate will be available.

If you chose to book your room online, please visit:


Omni Hotel
251 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3300


Mira Dalpe, Director of Faculty Services

E-mail: elsworkshop@lawmail.usc.edu


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