Center for Empirical Research in the Law

Event co-sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law and Washington University Law
The Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship workshop is for law school and social science faculty interested in learning about empirical research. Leading empirical scholars Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin will teach the workshop, which provides the formal training necessary to design, conduct, and assess empirical studies, and to use statistical software (Stata) to analyze and manage data. Participants need no background or knowledge of statistics to enroll in the workshop. Topics to be covered include research design, sampling, measurement, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and linear regression.

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Monday, May 21, 2007 through Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Washington University School of Law, Co-Sponsored by Northwestern University and the Center for Empirical Research in the Law at Washington University

Lee Epstein (site), the Beatrice Kuhn Professor of Law at Northwestern University, is a leading empirical legal scholar and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has co-organized and co-led the introductory empirical scholarship workshop for the past six years. Professor Epstein has received 10 grants from the National Science Foundation for her work on judicial politics and has also authored, co-authored, or edited more than 70 articles and essays, as well as 13 books. Her empirical research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court as well as constitutional courts abroad.

Andrew D. Martin (site), Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, is a Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Washington University. He specializes in political methodology and has written widely on American political institutions, including the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals. Martin has co-organized and co-taught the introductory empirical scholarship workshop with Professor Epstein for the last six years. Professor Martin has received grants from the National Science Foundation for his work on the U.S. Supreme Court, and his research has appeared in a number of outlets, including the Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; California Law Review; Columbia Law Review; North Carolina Law Review; and other law reviews as well as leading social science and applied statistics journals.

Registration Details
  • Registration fee includes: all session materials, statistical software for use during the course (Stata), daily transportation to and from hotel, breakfasts, lunches, and one evening reception.
  • Early Registration deadline is May 1, 2007; Registration is $750.
  • May 1 thru May 14, the registration fee is $850 (registration closed after May 14).
  • Please contact Karma Jenkins via email or by phone at 314.935.9490 with questions.
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  Washington University / School of Law / Campus Box 1120 / St. Louis MO 63130