Call for Papers SELE 2014 (Chicago)

Dear Colleagues:

The sixth annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics will be held on 23-24 May 2014, at Illini Center in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law (

We hope to build upon the great success of past meetings, and continue to build a community of scholars interested in working at the intersection of law, economics, and environmental issues. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, as well studies looking at problems at the local and international levels.

In the spirit of collegiality, the meeting will take place in a workshop format, in which all sessions will be plenary. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend all presentations. Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of 20-25 papers over the two-day period.

As in past years, no funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses, but the University of Illinois College of Law will provide food and drink during the workshop for the speakers and will host a dinner for the participants on the first day of the conference.

Further information regarding accommodation, the conference program and other logistic matters will be posted on Inquiries can also be sent to Prof. Arden Rowell (at

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Arden Rowell at with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION,” by November 18, 2013.  We will review all the papers and get back to you by December 16.

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Arden Rowell, Associate Professor of Law & Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law

Daniel H. Cole, Professor, Maurer School of Law and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington

Shi-Ling Hsu, Larson Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Jonathan R. Nash, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington

Lesley Wexler, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law