Empirical Legal Studies

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Empirical legal studies (ELS) is a burgeoning field of scholarly inquiry situated at the intersection of law and the social sciences. The contemporary ELS movement began in the 1990s, and was primarily the result of an interdisciplinary group of scholars working in U.S. law schools. ELS is broadly characterized by a commitment to a positivist epistemology, an emphasis on quantitative methods of inquiry, and a substantive focus on matters of legal policy. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, ELS had created a professional association, an annual meeting, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, and a widely viewed weblog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages554-557
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

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Zorn, C. J. (2015). Empirical Legal Studies. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 554-557). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.86135-8
Zorn, Christopher Jon. / Empirical Legal Studies. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 554-557
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