Leiden Law Methods Portal

The Leiden Law Methods Portal introduces scholars to a broad range of empirical research methods for studying the law and legal phenomena. The portal follows the research process, starting with the design and ending with the writing of the results. By clicking on one of the four main components of the research process, the portal will guide you to a number of entries about methods and other themes that may arise during these different stages of your research project.

The Leiden Law Methods Portal is intended for any scholar, legal or nonlegal, junior or senior, who is interested in studying law and legal phenomena, at Leiden University and beyond. The portal provides an orientation to the research process and key questions, possible research methods, and data analysis tools. It also provides links to relevant courses, training modules, colleagues within Leiden Law School who are using empirical legal research methods, and other resources to help you embark on your empirical legal research project. We hope that the methods portal gives you an accessible starting point for your research journey and points you toward further learning, conversation, and collaboration. If you have any doubts or would like to discuss your research with an experienced scholar, you can consult the database of experts.