LEC Workshop on Empirical Methods for Law Professors

Program Description: The Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods was designed to teach law professors the conceptual and practical skills required to (1) understand and evaluate others’ empirical studies, and (2) design and implement their own empirical studies.

Participants were not expected to have background in statistical knowledge or empirical skills prior to enrollment.  Instructors were selected in part to demonstrate the development of empirical studies in a wide-range of legal and institutional settings including: antitrust, business law, bankruptcy, class actions, contracts, criminal law and sentencing, federalism, finance, intellectual property, and securities regulation.

Class sessions provided participants opportunities to learn through faculty lectures, drawing upon data and examples for cutting edge empirical legal studies, and participating in experiments.

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