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## Empirical Methods for Lawyers

• Teacher(s):
• Course given in: English
• ECTS Credits: 6 credits
• Schedule: Autumn Semester 2019-2020, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
•  sessions
• Related programme: Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics

### Objectives

This course provides basic knowledge about empirical work for law students. Participants learn to analyze data and interpret empirical results reported in scientific publications. The course discusses a selection of empirical papers in Law & Economics in detail. The course emphasizes the applied side of empirical work. Students learn to work with data and present descriptive and inferential statistics.

### Contents

The course consists of lectures and exercises.

The lectures provide the methodological basis. Topics are:
- How to gather data: survey, archival, experimental
- How to describe data: descriptive statistics, means, moments, distributions
- How to draw inference: hypotheses testing, causality
- How to present empirical work: interpretation of regression output

The practical part will cover
- Data analysis with Stata
- Present empirical work

### References

Main literature

- Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin (2014) An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research. Oxford University Press.

- Slides, research articles tba in class

- Baum, Christopher F. (2006). An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata, Stata Press.

- Lawless, R. M., Robbennolt, J. K., & Ulen, T. S. (2010). Empirical Methods in Law. Aspen Publishers.

- Wooldridge, J. M. (2009). Introductory econometrics: A modern approach. Thomson Learning.

### Evaluation

#### First attempt

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed with restrictions
Evaluation:

• 33% group project: presentation in class and short paper
• 67% written exam

#### Retake

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed with restrictions
Evaluation:

The grade from the presentation and paper will be kept for the retake session.

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