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Spring 2012
5397 Computational Law - CHANDLER- 22225
Course Move 3-29-11; room change 1-18-12; time change 1-18-12

Professor(s): Seth Chandler (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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

Time: 1:00-4:00p  F  Location: HL&PI  TU2-104E

Course Outline: This course examines ways in which computation can be used to aid the study of legal issues. Topics studied include statistics, finance, actuarial finance, decision theory, game theory, computational linguistics, network theory, data mining, optimization, and complexity theory. Students will be responsible for creating a project illustrating the use of one or more of these techniques in analyzing a problem relevant to law. Use of the Mathematica programming language and creation of "Demonstrations" or CDF format documents will be strongly encouraged. Prerequisite: Analytic Methods for Lawyers or instructor's permission.

Course Syllabus:

All the information you will need for this course is at the website listed above. Please note that the site is an "https" site!!

Course Notes:   There will be no book for this course.

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

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/04 10am-1pm  111 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: None
Paper: Project

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: