An Empirical Study of Empirical Legal Scholarship: The Top Law Schools
Tracey E. George
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Indiana Law Journal, The Next Generation of Law School Rankings Symposium, 2005
Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-20
Empirical legal scholarship is arguably the most significant emerging intellectual movement. Empirical legal scholarship (ELS), as the term is generally used in law schools, refers to a specific type of empirical research: a model-based approach coupled with a quantitative method. This paper ranks law schools based on their place in the ELS movement and offers an essential ranking framework that can be adopted for other intellectual movements. A revised version of the paper was posted on October 11. The updated tables reflect additional data.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: empirical, law school, ranking
Date posted: August 9, 2005
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