empirical legal research

"Spider : General view" by Louise Bourgeois
Building an empirical literature review can be a daunting task. Within the short lit- review section of most social science journal articles, the authors survey seminal...
Singapore foliage, summer 2010
Megabytes, terabytes, petabytes… data is growing by leaps and bounds. In the sciences and social sciences, the use of geolocation maps, telescope imagery, and particle...
Man Playing Snooker and Thinking of Other Things
HOT OFF THE PRESSES! The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)...
A street in Save, Rwanda
In week 4 of his Coursera course “The Age of Sustainable Development,” Jeff Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute is diagnosing the causes of perennial...
Update: Some YLS students and Yale doctoral candidates have alerted me to the “buggy-ness” of Qualtrics email. I’ll be back soon with a work-around! —...
Human subjects research conducted by university agents typically requires oversight and approval by a human subjects review board or institutional review board (I.R.B.)...
Is local policing effective? Is the state prison system serving a rehabilitative function? How can we improve criminal justice outcomes nationally? These questions are...
Two parties enter into mediation over jointly held assets. What will be the likely outcome of their negotiations? Let’s assume they both have perfect and complete...
If you’re planning a quantitative investigation of judicial outcomes, judiciary compositions, or judges’ positions in policy spheres, you won’t have to start at square one....

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