The Empirical Legal Studies Discussion Group is organised by the Law Faculty and provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of research in all areas of empirical legal studies: descriptive empirical work, experimental studies as well as theoretical research relating to empiricism in legal studies.


The group is open to Faculty members and all graduate students. BCL, MJur and other taught graduate students are very welcome.

The group meets around two times each term, mainly at lunchtimes. The meetings usually comprise the presentation of a paper or work-in-progress from speakers both within and outside the Faculty.

The student convener is Felix Pflücke (

Events 2017 / 2018

Florian Grisel (King's College London), The Sociology of International Commercial Arbitration

Gijs van Dijck (Maastricht University), Victim Oriented Tort Law in Action: An Empirical Examiniation

David Restrepp-Amarilles (HEC Paris), Opening the Black Boc of Algorithmic Law

Catalina Goanta (Stanford Law School and Maastricht University), Big Law as Big Data: Measuring Convergence in European Consumer Law