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The ELS Atelier is launched!

On Valentine’s day, the ELS lab @Leiden launched the ELS Atelier, where a group of scholars met to see if they could find their match with a particular empirical method.

It was great to see such enthusiasm for empirical legal research among our colleagues across a wide range of departments and even different universities! We were pleased to welcome scholars from Utrecht University and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The large number of participants even meant we had to switch to a larger room. During the kick-off, the attendees were introduced to the interview method (by Jessie Pool), surveys (by Helen Pluut), and experiments (by Niek Strohmaier). Additionally, Anne Meuwese presented the very exciting project on Natural Language Processing. From this point onwards, it is time for our colleagues to enter the different ateliers and start crafting their own empirical research, whilst being supported along the way by their peers as well as an expert. Are you also interested in conducting empirical legal research but missed the kick-off event? Feel free to contact Niek Strohmaier for further information as you can still join the ELS Atelier. Alternatively, you can already sign up for one (or more) of the ateliers through this link. We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming workshops, which will be planned shortly.

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