Professor Katz at the ComputationalLegalStudies Blog has a cool description of a class called quantitative methods for lawyers he is teaching.
I will be teaching Quantitative Methods for Lawyers – a Winter 2012 course that will help students develop a number of relevant skills ( beyond those in the traditional statistics and the law course ). Indeed, although similar in some respects, I am positive this course will prove to be quite different ( and hopefully better? ) than any quantitative methods course currently offered at an American law school. Either way, my goal is help put the students who take the course on the path to becoming the skill blender that the market is likely looking to hire.
Here are the modules that I plan to offer in the Winter 2012 course:
- 1. Motivating the Need for Quantitative and Analytical Thinking
- 2. Research Design
- 3. Introduction to Basic Statistics
- 4. Introduction to Regression Analysis
- 5. Regression Analysis and its use in the Law
- 6. Analogical Reasoning, Collaborative Filtering and the Science of Similarity
- 7. Quantitative Legal Prediction
- 8. Network Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Clustering Algorithms (and other the Nuts and Blots of E-Discovery), etc.
- 9. Mathematical and Computational Modeling
- 10. Legal Automation, Computation and the Law Practice of the Present (and Not Too Distant Future)