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Journal of Law and Empirical Analysis

Journal of Law and Empirical Analysis


eISSN: 2755323X | ISSN: 2755323X Frequency: Continuous
The Journal of Law & Empirical Analysis (JLEA) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal. It aspires to spearhead the empirical turn in law by publishing cutting-edge research that is accessible and of interest to the wider legal community. JLEA aims to attract papers written by social scientists and legal academics alike that have clear legal relevance, that appeal to an international audience, and that combine theory and empirics, whether to draw inferences or to offer rich description.

JLEA articles span the entire landscape of empirical legal studies in terms of topics, methodologies, and geographical areas, with an eye toward appealing equally to legal scholars, social scientists who study law and legal institutions, policymakers, and judges. Articles published in JLEA are not limited to specific legal fields (such as public or commercial law), a specific methodology (such as quantitative observational studies), or a specific geographical area (such as North America).

This breadth in scope informs the selection of articles, as do two other criteria: that papers meet the highest scholarly standards and have direct relevance for the study of law and legal institutions; that is, articles should be more than tangentially important for a question of legal interpretation or legal policy.

Target Audience

JLEA’s interest in publishing high-quality articles with implications for the study of law and legal institutions reflects the range of our audience, from legal academics to social scientists and graduate students to legislators, judges, and other legal policymakers worldwide.