The Empirical Research Group (ERG) is a methodology-oriented research center at the UCLA School of Law. It specializes in the design and execution of quantitative research in law and public policy, and enables the law faculty to include robust empirical analysis in their legal scholarship. Articles and reports published by faculty working with ERG have covered topics as diverse as bankruptcy, legal aid, pollution prevention, tax policy, gay rights, the living wage and campaign finance disclosure. Articles, reports, working papers and supporting data are posted on the ERG website. In addition to faculty scholarship, ERG trains research assistants in empirical methods such as sampling, data collection and statistics, and works closely with law students who conduct their own empirical research. ERG has received or facilitated more than $2.5 million in foundation support for specific projects, including a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to study state campaign finance disclosure.