Statistics and Empirical Legal Studies Research Guide

Articles on Empirical Methodology in Law

These articles give background to empirical legal studies scholarship and more insight into the methodologies used. They may be downloaded from HeinOnline.

Lee Epstein & Gary King, The Rules of Inference, 69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin & Matthew M. Schneider, On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part I, 59 Vand. L. Rev. 1811 (2006).

Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin & Christina L. Boyd, On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part II, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 799 (2007). 

Mark A. Hall & Ronald F. Wright, Systematic Content Analysis of Judicial Opinions, 96 Calif. L. Rev. 63 (2008).

Bernard E. Harcourt, Measured Interpretation: Introducing the Method of Correspondence Analysis to Legal Studies, 2002 U. Ill. L. Rev. 979 (2002).

Katerina Linos & Melissa Carlson, Qualitative Methods for Law Review Writing, 84 U. Chi. L. Rev. 213 (2017).

James C. Phillips & Jesse Egbert, Advancing Law and Corpus Linguistics: Importing Principles and Practices from Survey and Content-Analysis Methodologies to Improve Corpus Design and Analysis, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1589.

Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Evaluating Empirical Research Methods: Using Empirical Research in Law and Policy, 81 Neb. L. Rev. 777 (2003).