The Case for Jurimetrics in Legal Science

9 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2024

Date Written: January 22, 2024


In this essay, I advocate for the incorporation of jurimetrical methods into the realm of legal science to enhance scholarly investigation in law. I present a framework that underscores the significance of experimental methodologies in legal research, identifying four key domains of legal study: object, manifestation, instrument, and practice. The deliberate separation of the object or its surroundings, a central aspect of the framework, facilitates manipulation and experimentation—an aspect gaining relevance amidst the swift societal transformations. The call for increased utilization of jurimetrical methods is reinforced by the demand for isolation, experimentation, and control, especially in the context of contemporary societal acceleration. The essay delves into potential roles for jurimetrics within the proposed domains of legal study.

Keywords: Jurimetics

Suggested Citation

Kwaijtaal, Anton, The Case for Jurimetrics in Legal Science (January 22, 2024). Available at SSRN: or

Anton Kwaijtaal (Contact Author)

Jurimetrica Academy ( email )

The Hague


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