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Assisted Decision Making: Big Data and the Law


November 9, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Room Offsite

Viewing the law as data reveals trends and patterns of how courts, judges, attorneys, and parties function. This knowledge can facilitate the analysis of how courts work and how courts decide cases. Professor Blackman will discuss and demonstrate "Assisted Decision Making." With "Assisted Decision Making" technology, attorneys can improve the representation of their clients through a more detailed understanding of how similar litigation in the past has proceeded, and non-lawyers can obtain easier access to justice.

About the Speaker:

Josh Blackman

Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law - Houston

Josh is an Assistant Professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of, the Internet's Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at Josh clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Josh is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.