(LAWJ-3015) - 3 UNITS

This course will introduce students to a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches to legal research in order to help them develop their own scholarly projects. During the semester we will cover basic concepts and methodologies employed in conducting empirical research, including the design and organization of surveys and experiments, the collection and gathering of existing sources of data, as well as the use of quantitative techniques, such as descriptive statistics and regression analysis, to interpret and evaluate this information. The course will also introduce students to other qualitative research techniques, such as comparative and historical legal analysis. No prior familiarity with quantitative or qualitative research methods is required or expected. This course will be graded and students will be evaluated via a series of written exercises, problem sets and class participation.