Washington University Law CERL
  Center for Empirical Research in the Law

CERL is involved in a number of major research projects. Each of these projects have harnessed, in some way, the expertise of CERL faculty, staff, and students. Some of these projects, such as the Supreme Court Database ( site ), provide a rich data resource to be used by scholars, teachers, students, and the public, to better understand the legal system. Others, like the Supreme Court Forecasting Project ( site ), highlight interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by CERL Core Faculty. Each of these major projects possess a web presence. What we present here is a description of each major project, as well as some of the intellectual, technological, and administrative challenges the principal investigators faced when bringing these projects to fruition.

Featured Projects

supreme court database
The Supreme Court Database

Global Database
The Discography: Legal Encyclopedia of Popular Music
The Discography
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