Freie Universität Empirical Legal Research Center (FUELS)

Department of Law
Faculty of Law

As a research center at Freie Universität Berlin, FUELS pursues a broad range of approaches to the empirical study of the law, its operation and effects on society. FUELS serves as a platform for different projects and fields, promoting exchange on empirical findings, methods and on how they relate to other branches of legal scholarship. FUELS also seeks to offer training and advice to legal scholars embarking on empirical research projects in law. Projects at FUELS use both quantitative and qualitative social science empirical methods, including surveys, interviews, court records, experiments and the analysis of observational data.

Empirical legal research on various topics, ranging from criminal law/criminology to international law, legal theory, contract law, corporation and financial markets law.

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