Fifth Empirical Legal Studies Workshop at UvA

Following the 2016 First Conference in Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSe), the universities of Amsterdam (UvA), Rotterdam (EUR) and Leiden co-organize a series of Workshops on Empirical Legal Studies.

This is the fifth meeting and will be held at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. Previous meeting were hosted by UvA (October 2016), EUR (May 2017), UvA (May 2017), and Leiden (October 2017). 


8:30-9:00 BREAKFAST 
9:00-11:15 session I (4 papers) 
11:15-11:30 BREAK 
11:30-12:15 keynote 
12:15-13:15 LUNCH 
13:15-15:30 session II (4 papers) 
15:30-16:00 BREAK 
16:00-18:15 session III (4 papers) 

See full programme under download


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Practical information 


Participation is free but a sit will be guaranteed only to those who register by January 10th at We can host only about 30 people, we will give priority to early registrations. Please indicate any dietary restriction.


Each paper is allocated 35 minutes. Please aim at a 20-minute presentation (at most!) to allow enough time for questions and discussion. The usual audiovisual will be available: bring with you your own laptop or a USB stick. The chair has the incentive-compatible task of keeping the session strictly on time. 

Travel and accommodation 

Food and refreshments will be provided. We are unable to refund travel, accommodation or other costs. Authors and participants are expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. There are a number of hotels and a large supply of B&Bs at a short walking distance (it is very nice to walk from the city center to the law school along the river Amstel) and we do not have any special rate. Please book as soon as possible. Amsterdam is very busy at any time of the year.  


Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, University of Amsterdam (
This workshop is part of a series of regular meetings on Empirical Legal Studies organized by

  • Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE), Behavioural Approaches to Contracts and Torts Research Programme (BACT), Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam.
  • Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA), Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University. 
Meer informatie

Fifth Empirical Legal Studies Workshop at UvA
University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law 
January 29th, 2018 (8:30-19:45) 
IViR Documentation Room 
Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam 
Roeterseilandcampus - building A, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam1 
Keynote speaker: Yun-chien Chang (Academia Sinica)