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
Program Description: The Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods was 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 were not expected to have background in statistical knowledge or empirical skills prior to enrollment. Instructors were 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 provided participants opportunities to learn through faculty lectures, drawing upon data and examples for cutting edge empirical legal studies, and participating in experiments.
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