Law & Economics Center

LEC Workshop on Empirical Methods for Law Professors

Event Date: Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 22, 2015

Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201

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Program Description: Program Description:  The Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods is designed to teach law professors the conceptual and practical skills required to (1) understand and evaluate others’ empirical studies, and (2) design and implement their own empirical studies.

Participants are not expected to have background in statistical knowledge or empirical skills prior to enrollment.  Instructors have been selected in part to demonstrate the development of empirical studies in a wide-range of legal and institutional settings including: antitrust, business law, bankruptcy, class actions, contracts, criminal law and sentencing, federalism, finance, intellectual property, and securities regulation.

Class sessions will provide participants opportunities to learn through faculty lectures, drawing upon data and examples for cutting edge empirical legal studies, and participating in experiments.   There will be numerous opportunities for participants to discuss their own works-in-progress or project ideas with the instructors.



PLEASE NOTE: Hotel accommodations are not provided for this Workshop. Participants must book and pay for their own hotel or otherwise make arrangements for accommodation. A list of local hotels can be seen at the link below, but you are welcome to stay at any hotel you like. 



For More Information, Contact: Jeff Smith
Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs


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