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Journal of Law and Empirical Analysis

Published in Association with USC Gould School of Law
Published in Association with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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.

Christoph Engel Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Germany
Lee Epstein University of Southern California, USA
Daniel Klerman USC Gould School of Law, USA
Eyal Zamir The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Editorial Board
Tom Baker University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yun-chien Chang Cornell Law School, USA
Alejandro Chehtman Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina
John Donohue Stanford University, USA
Susann Fiedler Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
Michael Frakes Duke University School of Law, USA
Jim Greiner Harvard Law School, USA
Mitu Gulati University of Virginia School of Law, USA
Ulrike Hahn Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Eric Helland Claremont McKenna College, USA
Gretchen Helmke University of Rochester, USA
Naomi Lamoreaux Yale University, USA
David Law The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Michael Livermore University of Virginia School of Law, USA
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler NYU School of Law, USA
Michael J. Nelson The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Anthony Niblett University of Toronto, Canada
Eric Posner University of Chicago Law School, USA
Ilana Ritov The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Emily Ryo Duke University School of Law, USA
Maya Sen Harvard University, USA
Dan Simon USC Gould School of Law, USA
Holger Spamann Harvard Law School, USA
Cass Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA
Doron Teichman The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mila Versteeg University of Virginia School of Law, USA
Keren Weinshall The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
David Weisburd The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel