American Bar Association
Legal Analytics Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Legal Analytics Committee

Who We Are

Come join the committee!


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 New Orleans

April 5-8, 2017

Register Now!

Working Meeting

Friday, April 7 from 9-10:30

In room Imperial 8, Level 4

Program: Data Driven Risk Assessment For Litigators and Transactional Lawyers

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

In room Strand 10A, Level 2

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.

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

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

In room Strand 10A, Level 2

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.

Past Events:

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.

Materials and Audio Now Available!

Program Materials

Program Audio

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

Working Group Leadership

Sub-Committee Chair:

Agin, Warren

Sub-Committee Vice-Chair:

May, James


Adams, Kristen
Cohen, Richard
Garside, Leonard
Wang, Mian


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


Haraldsson, Karl
Leventon, Aileen

Committee Roster  

Our Parent Committees

Listserve - Slack Team

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Working Group to successfully send a message to the listserve.

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.

The Working Group maintains a Slack Team at, open to members of the Working Group and people working with them on projects. For an invite to the Slack Team, contact Warren Agin at wea (at)


Using Data CLE

Behavioral Economics CLE

Modified by Warren Agin on April 17, 2017

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