Another (positive) sign of the times is the publication (by Aspen) of the Lawless, Robbennolt, & Ulen (all at Illinois) casebook: Empirical Methods in Law. A blurb notes:
"Today's legal profession demands that lawyers understand and engage in dialogue about basic empirical research techniques. Empirical Methods in Law teaches law students to recognize when empirical research needs to be applied in legal practice. It provides the vocabulary with which to communicate with scientific experts, and an awareness of the type of questions to ask about empirical findings."