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BLOG

News and events in the world of UVA Law empirical research.


PROJECTS

A sample of student and faculty projects with a bibliography of empirical legal scholarship at UVA Law.


RESOURCES

Lots of neat stuff about data science and empirical legal research.


SERVICES

Consultations. Data collection & cleaning. Analysis & interpretation. Visualization. Data storage. Training & workshops.

ABOUT

Founded in 2016, The University of Virginia Legal Data Lab supports empirically-oriented faculty and student research at the Law School. The Lab uses data science solutions to help clients better understand and explain complex legal phenomena.

The Lab also maintains an active research and teaching agenda situated at the intersection of law librarianship, open science, and public service.

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PROJECTS

The Legal Data Lab chronicles all of its major research projects. This repository showcases our collaborative and independent research efforts, as well as the standalone empirical pursuits of the Law School’s students and faculty.

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RESOURCES

The Legal Data Lab maintains a vast repository of resources about data science, statistical software, programming, and empirical legal research. Our guides cover topics suitable for a variety of skill levels.

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SERVICES

The Legal Data Lab provides comprehensive support for empirical legal research projects. Our services include: resource identification, data collection and/or scraping, data cleaning and manipulation, research design, analysis and interpretation, and data storage. We are familiar with a range of programming languages and statistical software packages.

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