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The Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) is sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and Penn Law School. The conference features original empirical legal scholarship by leading scholars from a diverse range of fields. The 8th annual CELS will take place on October 25-26, 2013, at Penn Law School.
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Saturday, October 26 • 10:15am - 12:15pm
Session IV - Law & Politics I

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Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury by Valerie Hans, Josh Gastil, and Traci Feller     Discussant: Theodore Ruger

Popular Legitimacy and the Exercise of Legal Authority: Motivating Compliance, Cooperation and Engagement by Tom Tyler and Jonathan Jackson- CANCELLED*

Is There a Universal Comparative Advantage of Self Governance? Comparing Effects of Democracy in Germany and China by Stephan Tontrup and Wolfgang Gaissmaier     
Discussant:  Jacques deLisle
* Note, the Popular Legitimacy paper will not be presented. 

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Jacques deLisle

University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John Gastil

Penn State
John studies deliberative democracy and has devoted considerable energy to understanding how the jury sustains deliberative traditions and aspirations in the mass public. | | His presentation will be with Valerie Hans on the civic impact of service on civil juries. It turns out that variations in key features of civil jury trials moderate the effect of jury service on future electoral participation.
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Valerie Hans

Cornell University
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Ted Ruger

Univesity of Pennsylvania Law School
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Stephan Tontrup

Max Planck Institute

Saturday October 26, 2013 10:15am - 12:15pm
S 240B