Netherlands Academy for Empirical Legal Studies

The Netherlands Academy for Empirical Legal Studies serves as a platform that brings together (aspiring) empirical legal scholars from all universities in the Netherlands. Embodying a national collaboration in the field of empirical legal studies in the context of the sector plan for the legal discipline, the ELS Academy is focused on educating and supporting researchers who are interested in empirically exploring questions that are legally relevant.

The goal of the ELS Academy is twofold. On the one hand, the focus is on bringing together empirical legal scholars and building an ELS community in the Netherlands. On the other hand, the ELS Academy pools resources in the field of empirical legal studies and makes them easily accessible at the service of individual scholars and research groups at the various law schools in the Netherlands.

Latest News from the Academy

Workshop series Empirical Research Design for PhDs

VU PhDs are invited to subscribe for a Workshop Series on Empirical Research Design. What: The workshop empirical research design is an open discussion workshop, in which participants work together on mini research design problems. More information, click here. For whom: PhDs from Law-VU, Criminology-VU and NSCR. When: From October to December, 2021 (exact [...]

June 13, 2021|

Looking back on the ELS conference of February 5th

On February 5th 2021, the first congress of the Dutch Platform Empirical Legal Studies (ELS) took place. The first meeting of the platform served to bring young, enthusiastic and driven ELS scholars together in a research community and enable them to learn more about empirical research in a legal context. Participants from universities outside [...]

February 19, 2021|
Go to Top