The theme gathers scholars interested in the use of empirical methods in legal science. Since the common denominator is the methods, the theme can cover all potential legal areas, subjects, and problems.
“Empirical methods” are defined broadly and include all methods for studying real phenomena. This includes qualitative methods (e.g. interviews and discourse analysis), quantitative methods (e.g. classical statistics) and computational methods (e.g. network analysis, machine learning, natural language processing, and large language models). It also includes more general issues such as the use of empirical methods and data in legal science and the relationship between legal doctrinal, theoretical, and empirical studies.
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