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Empirical Legal Research - How-To and Why-To (March 2018)

Ever wonder why lawyers do empirical research and whether it actually provides useful data? The seventh YO virtual symposium takes a critical look at both how to and why to do empirical legal research and identifies the problems and possibilities associated with such analyses. Panelists from around the world discuss the pros and cons of a variety of methodologies and provide tips for aspiring empiricists and critical readers.


  • Professor Stavros Brekoulakis (School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Professor of International Arbitration and Commercial Law)
  • Professor Jennifer K. Robbennolt (Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois. Associate Dean for Research; Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science)
  • Maryam Salehijam (Transnational Law Centre of the University of Ghent. PhD Researcher)
  • Professor Wolfgang Alschner (Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa)
  • Suha Jubran Ballan (Law and Social Science Faculty, SOAS, University of London. Researcher Associate)

The discussion ran from 19 to 29 March 2018. A report is currently being prepared and can be downloaded from this page in the near future.


Velislava Hristova Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 7:
"Empirical Legal Research - How-To and Why-To (March 2018)"
by Velislava Hristova

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