Lawyers and researchers are using computers to mine a variety of legal documents.
Computer algorithms, combined with the knowledge of data scientists and lawyers, can provide new insights about how judges decided cases in the past and what may happen in the future. Attorneys can use this information to inform their approach to working a case.
Through our partnership with the Legal Analytics Lab at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Institute for Insight, students use legal analytics tools to assess dockets, case opinions and contracts. The initiative also works with external partners, including Alston & Bird, to put legal analytics advances into practice. We share cutting-edge research insights to predict outcomes for real clients.
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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: 3 legal analytics courses (9 credits), 1 course (1.5-3 credits) within the M.S.D.A. program at Robinson’s Institute for Insight, along with additional approved COL electives. Students also participate in substantial experiential components and 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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