To assist law faculty with empirical scholarship, the Law Library has hired an empirical research analyst with a Ph.D. to provide support. Among the services the consultant can provide are assistance with:
The empirical consultant will be available here at the Law School 10 hours a week. To request empirical assistance, please contact Nicole Downing by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 919-843-7898 to arrange an appointment to discuss your project. Please provide the following information:
This service is provided in cooperation with Duke's Goodson Law Library.
The library has also provided a detailed set of resources that are available online for those interested in engaging in empirical legal scholarship.
UNC Libraries maintains a number of tutorials, guides, and resource lists for conducting empirical research generally. These include:
Several of the above guides have more comprehensive lists of ELS-relevant data sets. Below is a listing of some of the most commonly used ELS data sets in the areas of Courts, Crime & Justice, the Legislative Branch & Politics, Business and Economics, Demographic, and International data sets.
Last updated 7/15/2014 (drh)