American Bar Association
 
Business Law Section: Legal Analytics Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Business Law Section:
Legal Analytics Committee


Who We Are

Come join the committee!

#BLSAnalytics @BLSData

The Legal Analytics Committee’s mission is to explore, and educate business lawyers about, the use of math and economics in the substantive practice of business law. Specifically, we are focused on the use and application of:

  • Data analytics, statistics and probability theory
  • Economic theories of choice under uncertainty
  • Game theory
  • Behavioral economics
  • Machine learning, and
  • Computational law aka “QuantumLaw”

The legal community has already started adopting these complex mathematical and economic techniques. This trend is accelerating.

In 2013, Richard Susskind wrote:

“Over the next two decades, the way in which lawyers work will change radically. Entirely new ways of delivering legal services will emerge, new providers will enter the market, and the working of our courts will be transformed.” Tomorrows Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.

Lawyers who fail to adopt will soon find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. Our goal is to help the business law community through this transition.

Come Join Us!

Warren E. Agin, Chair @AnalyticLaw


Committee Activities



Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Orlando


April 12-14, 2018


Register Now!


Committee Meeting


Friday, April 13 from 8 to 10


Featuring an interview with Microsoft AGC Dennis Garcia! Come learn how Microsoft is using analytics to transform legal services internally and for its customers. We will also have breakout sessions for people interested in developing programming, creating content, building the newsletter, and running other interesting projects. Come tell us what you want to work on!


And - we are sponsoring three great programs on machine learning:


  1. Artificial Intelligence in Practice: What's Here and What's Coming.

  2. How Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Technologies are Changing Business Practice.

  3. Machine Generated Assets: Understanding the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property and How to Protect Your Client.

Past Events:


Program: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Need to Know About AI and Machine Learning


Friday, September 14,2017


Our program will provide a non-technical introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning for lawyers across practice groups. We will define key terms, demonstrate how the technology currently works and discuss where it’s headed. We will help you provide better answers to your clients about how AI enhances your legal services.

Program: Data Driven Risk Assessment For Litigators and Transactional Lawyers


Saturday, April 8 from 10:30-11:30


Data is useful only if you can act on it. This program will help you develop data plans and capture "small data"
tailored to your organization’s needs. We will also introduce tools that will help move you from ad hoc,
anecdote-driven decision making to methodical, data-driven decision making.


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Program: Behavioral Economics: How It Informs Corporate Compliance, Dispute Resolution, and Disclosures


Saturday, April 8 from 11:30-12:30


Have you read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" but don't know how to use it? An expert panel teaches how to apply behavioral economics to solve problems in corporate compliance, dispute resolution, and disclosure compliance.


Watch this space for more information about the great programs we are planning on data analytics and behavioral economics, plus other activities.


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Cyberspace Committee Working Meeting in San Diego Featuring a Prototype Jam!


January 26-28, 2017


LAWG ran a prototype jam in conjunction with our parent committee's annual Winter Working Meeting. The prototype jam was the Thursday evening before the main meeting, and six teams competed to prototype a system that could small businesses review cloud computing coontracts


Sponsored by Kira Systems, LexPredict and Bloomberg BNA


Official Launch at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston


September 9, 2016


CLE Program - The New Paradigms: an Introduction to Legal Informatics for the Business Lawyer


Featured Lit IQ CEO Gary Sangha, Dazza Greenwood of the MIT Media Lab, LexPredict CEO Michael Bommarito, and BEworks CEO Kelly Peters.


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Want to Learn More about Legal Analytics...

Want to learn about data analysis for lawyers?

Check out Professor Daniel Katz's Quantitative Methods for Lawyers class or the introduction to Katz and Bommarito's Legal Analytics Course.

Want to learn about behavioral economics?

Read Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein.

Want to learn about game theory?

Try Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore.

Want to learn about machine learning for lawyers?

Watch this lecture by Professor Harry Surden.

Read A Simple Guide to Machine Learning by Warren E. Agin

Want to find out how to drive legal innovation?

See Jim Sandman's opening keynote at CodeX FutureLaw 2016.

Want some background on building a legal data strategy?

See this Presentation by LexPredict.

Want to find out what legal tech companies are applying advanced analytics to new products for lawyers and their clients?

CodeX at Stanford Law maintains a Legal Tech List. Select the Analytics category.

Join Us


Leadership

Chair:

Agin, Warren

Vice-Chair:

Linna, Daniel

Directors:

Blum, Oliver
Lifshitz, Lisa
Linna, Daniel
Morante, Thomas
Simon, Michael

Liaisons:

Adams, Kristen
Cohen, Richard
Eyre, Douglas
Garside, Leonard
Haraldsson, Karl
Honabach, Dennis
Kittay, Matthew
Leventon, Aileen
Mo, Irene
Murdock, John
Sarkar, Richik
Simon, Michael
Wang, Mian

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Listserve

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Demystifying AI CLE


Behavioral Economics CLE

Modified by Warren Agin on January 27, 2018

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