Thanks and Goodbye

Today is my last day guest blogging, so I want to thank Dan and the rest of the staff here at Concurring Opinions for allowing me to spend the last month here. Let me end with one last post on empirical work and the law. Andrew Gelman makes the nice point here about the difference in empirical work in political science and psychology — psychologists run experiments while political scientists analyze data that already exists. For the most part, legal empiricists are far more like political scientists than psychologists. True legal experiments are few and far between. Of course, this fact does not prevent good work from being done. As an example of one of the most interesting and important pieces of work on the life of real lawyers, all law students, prospective law students, and law professors should be following Bill Henderson’s discussion of the bimodal nature of lawyer salaries.

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