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The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research, edited by Peter Cane and Herbert M. Kritzer, is an excellent scholarly resource that is especially timely given the recent resurgence of interest by (mostly) legal academics in the empirical study of law. As the editors suggest, it is precisely because of this resurgent interest that it is important to understand contemporary empirical legal research in the context of its historical and institutional roots and in light of ongoing scholarly debate about the most appropriate methodologies for conducting this type of research.