The research conducted in the Center focuses on the Israeli legal system. Being a mixed system, influenced by both Common Law and European Civil Law traditions, Israel provides a unique laboratory for the studying of issues that are of great interest to both Common Law and Civil Law systems. Other developments, such as the recent establishment of the specialized tribunal for adjudicating corporate and securities matters, provide an excellent opportunity to study the effect of institutional reforms on the operation of the system. Comprising of jurists, psychologists, and economists who engage in experimental and empirical work, the Center facilitates fruitful exchange, cooperation, and integration of different research methodologies to better understand the judiciary and judicial decision-making.
Call for Papers: The First SELS Global Workshop for Junior Empirical-Legal Scholars
The first international workshop for junior empirical legal scholars will be held on December 17th and 18th 2015, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Society of Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) and The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law.
On October 13 2014, a one-day workshop entitled â€œBeyond Loss Aversion: The Effect of Losses on Attention, Exploration, and Strategyâ€ will be held at Haifa, Israel. The meeting is sponsored by the European Association for Decision Making, the I-CORE program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Israel Science Foundation, Technion â€“ Israel Institute of Technology, and the Max Wertheimer Minerva Center for Cognitive Studies at the Technion.
The Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law invites applications for a tenure track position in empirical legal studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Technion â€“ Israel Institute of Technology. The position is open to all academic ranks starting from lecturer to full professor.
Supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committe and The Israel Science Foundation.