The ELS Academy is the national research school for empirical legal research. We offer specialist and general workshops and courses on, amongst other things,  various quantitative and qualitative research methods that make up Empirical Legal Studies. The research school offers primarily graduate training aimed at PhD students, yet we also welcome post-graduate researchers who aspire to do empirical-legal research. Basically, the ELS Academy is for legal scholars who are embarking on empirical legal research for the first, second, or umpteenth time. 

The general objective is to stimulate and strengthen empirical legal research and its applications. We want to build a network of legal scholars and others who are interested in conducting empirical research in the legal domain.