Center for Empirical Studies in Law
Empirical assumptions are central to many legal debates and real-world issues brought before courts each year. The Center for Empirical Studies in Law fosters data-driven research that tests such assumptions and works to train the next generation of lawyers in empirical techniques that play an increasingly prominent role in litigation.
The center’s affiliated faculty — with doctorates in economics, finance, political science and psychology — demonstrate a broad array of expertise with empirical work in a variety of fields. Their research has made an impact on areas ranging from international comparative law to the use of social science in courts. The faculty also harnesses that research in their teaching, allowing students to understand the importance of data-driven analysis in their careers as lawyers, in policy, and in business and beyond.