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Editorial: Empirical Legal Studies in Private International Law

Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht 2015(2), p. 195-196

5 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2015  

Xandra E. Kramer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law; Utrecht University School of Law

Date Written: May 30, 2015

Abstract

Empirical legal research is gaining ground in Europe. This ELS trend is also visible in private international law research. The rise of empirical legal research is to be welcomed, since it more systematically reveals the actual use of private international law tools and the needs of the users, and can contribute to better policy and law-making. However, consideration is to be given to the appropriate use of empirical methods, the required training in this regard, and the limitations of time and availability of data.

Keywords: empirical legal research, private international law, research methodology

JEL Classification: K10, K12, K20, K40

Suggested Citation

Kramer, Xandra E., Editorial: Empirical Legal Studies in Private International Law (May 30, 2015). Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht 2015(2), p. 195-196. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2625934

Xandra E. Kramer (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Utrecht University School of Law ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

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