The Importance of Being Empirical

Pepperdine Law Review

Posted: 8 Oct 1999


Legal scholarship is becoming increasingly empirical. Although empirical methodologies gain important influence within the legal academy, their application in legal research remains underdeveloped. This paper surveys and analyzes the state of empirical legal scholarship and explores possible influences on its production. The paper advances a normative argument for increased empirical legal scholarship.

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Heise, Michael, The Importance of Being Empirical. Pepperdine Law Review, Available at SSRN:

Michael Heise (Contact Author)

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