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Empirical Research

A guide to getting started on empirical research at the University of Texas School of Law


Empirical research presents new challenges for legal scholars. This guide provides some resources which will get you started. A fundamental challenge is locating the data you need for your project. This guide features a selection of helpful data resources, including general data sets and data sets specifically related to courts or crimes. It also highlights some of the support services available on The University of Texas at Austin’s campus for statistical research and provides resources for learning about empirical legal research methods and applications.

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