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Spring 2015
5397 Computational Law - CHANDLER- 22960

Professor(s): Seth Chandler (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTHLocation:  

Course Outline: This course will assist students in developing projects relating to law and computation. Examples of potential project areas include development of precedent graphs relating to cases or patents; development of similarity measures between documents such as cases, patents, statutes; machine learning for the purpose of predicting case or administrative outcomes; statistical analyses of law, development of computer aided instruction or computer aided representations in fields of law, integration of geographic information systems with law and visualization of legal rules or other matters relevant to law. Students will also learn about current advances and opportunities in this field. Students will be expected to develop their projects using one of the following languages or systems: Excel, Google Spreadsheets, JavaScript, Python, Wolfram Mathematica or R. Use of other languages or systems is possible with the instructor’s permission. Some programming background is recommended for this course.

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Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of Analytical Methods for Lawyers on instructor's permission.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/14/15 2-5pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No