About the Lab

The undergraduate research lab exposes students to the empirical study of the law and the courts. Rather than learning how the law works or how legal cases are decided, students work on projects that explore the law through the lens of social science, examining how the courts operate and exploring whether legal decisions are consistent with social science. 

Traditional Library

UCF Resources

Participation Options

Participation Options, UCF Resources, & Getting Started

Getting Started

Orientation and Requirements:

     (1) Meet with Dr. Smith to discuss the                  research project that you are interested. 

       (2) Be able to commit a minimum of five               hours a week to the project

       (3) Commit to meeting with Dr. Smith to                review progress once every two weeks (in              person or virtual)

       (4) Complete CITI Training