Empirical legal scholarship, Statistical analysis, Law and social science research
Legal History | Legal Writing and Research
Legal scholarship is becoming increasingly empirical. Although empirical methodologies gain important influence within the legal academy, their application in legal research remains underdeveloped. This paper surveys and analyzes the state of empirical legal scholarship and explores possible influences on its production. The paper advances a normative argument for increased empirical legal scholarship.
Heise, Michael, "The Importance of Being Empirical" (1999). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 711.
Published in: Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 26, no. 4 (1999).