Empirical research workshop to be hosted by School of Law

The School of Law’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL) will host the workshop “Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship” May 21-23 in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

The workshop, co-sponsored by CERL and the Northwestern University School of Law, is designed for law school and social science faculty interested in learning about empirical research.

“Empirical research is playing an increasingly important role in the study of courts and legal institutions,” said Andrew D. Martin, Ph.D., CERL director and professor of political science in Arts & Sciences and of law. “This workshop introduces the tools of quantitative social science to law professors and social scientists who are interested in acquiring them.”

Martin will serve as a workshop instructor, along with Lee Epstein, Ph.D., the Beatrice Kuhn Professor of Law and professor of political science at Northwestern University. The workshop will provide the formal training necessary to design, conduct and assess empirical studies and to use statistical software to analyze and manage data.

Course topics include research design, sampling, measurement, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and linear regression.

Tuition is $850, and participants must register by May 14. For more information, call Karma Q. Jenkins at 935-9490 or visit cerl.wustl.edu/training/cels.php.