Empirical Research and Data Services

Supporting social science research to enhance our understanding of complex legal phenomena

The Law Library offers several services to support the empirical research needs of the YLS community. These include:

  • Assistance with study design
  • Identifying and accessing data sources
  • Tidying and transforming raw data sources into analytical datasets
  • Conducting statistical analyses and interpreting results
  • Promoting transparent research and data management practices
  • Developing efficient project management workflows
  • Statistical programming in R, Stata, and Python
  • Infrastructural support for computationally-intensive data operations
  • Teaching, tutoring, and project consultations

To learn more about empirical legal research or to seek assistance with a specific empirical research project, please contact us at ylsdata@yale.edu



Alex Jakubow

     Alex Jakubow, Ph.D.
     Director of Empirical Research and Data Services