The future is collaborative and digital. Legal analytics brings structure to unstructured masses of legal text. Lawyers and researchers are now able to use code to mine those legal documents for new insights. These new models can predict future outcomes. Attorneys use this information when working a case or writing a contract.
With our partners at the Institute for Insight Legal Analytics Lab, we use legal analytics tools to examine dockets, opinions, and contracts. We share cutting-edge research insights to predict outcomes for real clients. We unlock unavailable information. We join with our external partners to put legal analytics advances into practice.
We prepare our students for the future.
This certificate program shows J.D. students how to apply smart data analysis to legal problems. The Certificate requires a total of 16 credits in a flexible format: 2 legal analytics courses (5-6 credits), a Research Data Services workshop series, as well as additional approved COL and other electives. Students also complete a major analytics-themed writing assignment.
One of the most exciting things about this field is its interdisciplinary nature. Students with a strong math background who wish to take a deeper dive into analytics can graduate with a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics in addition to a J.D. degree. Students take 21 hours of M.S.D.A. courses in the Robinson College of Business Institute for Insight in addition to their law courses. See the student bulletin for courses.
Legal scholars, law firms and legal technology entrepreneurs have begun to use technological advances to glean insights from court documents, contracts and other legal material. The legal-analytics focused LL.M. degree allows LL.M. students to explore legal analytics, opening up new career paths and opportunities.
Faculty, students and corporate partners work together to use the tools of big data analytics to produce original research. Take a look at the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative in the news.
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