Tag Archives: computational legal studies

The Utility of Text: The Case of Amicus Briefs and the Supreme Court (by Yanchuan Sim, Bryan Routledge & Noah A. Smith)

From the Abstract: “We explore the idea that authoring a piece of text is an act of maximizing one’s expected utility. To make this idea concrete, we consider the societally important decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. … Continue reading

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Five Observations Regarding Technology and the Legal Industry – My Keynote Presentation at Legal Week Global Corporate Counsel Forum – NYC 2014

It has been an exciting few days here in NYC as I was able to speak at the Legal Week Global Corporate Counsel Forum and also attend part of the IBM Watson launch at 51 Astor Place in NYC.

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10 Predictions About How IBM’s Watson Will Impact the Legal Profession

I enjoyed collaborating with Paul Lippe for this short article in the ABA Journal New Normal column. We make 10 predictions about Watson’s application into the legal industry (some short term and some longer term) and preview some of our … Continue reading

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Coding for Lawyers – A Free Online Textbook
(By V. David Zvenyach)

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Law 2050 – A Forum about the Legal Future (via JB Ruhl @ Vanderbilt Law)

Law 2050 is a blog operated by J.B. Ruhl from Vanderbilt Law School in conjunction with his course on legal futurism offered to 2L + 3L students @ Vandy.  There are two major classes of legal futurism and J.B.’s course … Continue reading

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Author Mentoring Program @ 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2015)

The International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) is offering a mentoring program for papers being submitted to its biennial ICAIL conference, the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. The program is intended primarily for junior authors who … Continue reading

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This is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech (via New York Times)

Nice coverage of our efforts at MSU Law to inject our students with important skills that can be competitive differentiator in this difficult legal marketplace.  As Dan Rodriguez described it – one sweet spot for differentiation is located somewhere in and … Continue reading

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Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach (Katz, Bommarito & Blackman)

Abstract:  “Building upon developments in theoretical and applied machine learning, as well as the efforts of various scholars including Guimera and Sales-Pardo (2011), Ruger et al. (2004), and Martin et al. (2004), we construct a model designed to predict the … Continue reading

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Dan Lear – We Need More Legal Hackers Now (via ReInvent Law Channel.com)

Dan Lear – We Need More Legal Hackers Now from ReInvent Law Channel on Vimeo.

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ZoningCheck Puts Computable Municipal Codes to Use (via TechRepublic)

HT: Dazza Greenwood from MIT Media Lab

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Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – Can We All Live Together?

Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together? from Chalmers Internal on Vimeo.

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The 21st-Century T-Shaped Lawyer (via ABA Law Practice Magazine)

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Ethereum Contracts as Legal Contracts

This video describes the conditions under which an Ethereum or other smart contract can be a legal contract. (Via the Silicon Valley Ethereum Meetup)

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Invention as a Combinatorial Process: Evidence from U.S. Patents (via arXiv.org)

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Measuring the Complexity of the Law (via Samuel Arbesman – Wired Science Blogs)

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