Empirical Legal Studies Research Interest Group
Empirical Legal Studies Research Interest Group seeks to increase the production of empirical legal studies in UK Universities, and to improve the quality and diversity of related research. The Group organises round table events with academics from other institutions, and an Empirical Legal Studies conference.
Members define both ‘empirical’ and ‘law’ broadly, for the widest reach. By ‘empirical’ they mean systematic data collection, whether qualitative or quantitative, using whatever method. By ‘law’ they mean the operation of individual laws, the behaviour of law’s agents, legal education, and the ‘law in action’ generally. The group contains members from both Northumbria and Newcastle Universities.
Group members believe that most areas of legal study could be enhanced with some form of empirical component.
The Northumbria Open Access Journal of Legal Research Methodology was created and edited by members of the group. The Journal invites submissions on all aspects of legal research methodology, including (but not limited to) empirical approaches.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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