JURIMETRICS PLEASE!

Richard de Mulder

Abstract


Jurimetrics, the empirical study of the law, has never really come into existence. Although, given the way in which society has developed during the information age, it could have been expected that jurimetrics would become an important discipline, until now it has not conquered much ground in the universities or outside. In this article, some elements of the history of jurimetrics are presented as well as the academic and practical potential of this discipline. Finally, an attempt is made to explain the slow development of jurimetrics and a possible future perspective is given.

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