The research school of the Netherlands ELS Academy is a centre for training and research focusing on the different quantitative and qualitative research methods that constitute Empirical Legal Studies. It offers primarily graduate training aimed at PhD students, yet also welcomes post-graduate researchers. The general objective is to stimulate and strengthen empirical legal research and its applications. Moreover, the research school provides a network for legal scholars and others who are interested in conducting empirical research in the legal domain. To this end, the research school offers a teaching and training program consisting of specialist and general courses, for which participants can get a certificate of attendance. More information will follow early 2023. Meanwhile, you can contact us at