Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University College of Law and the ReInventLaw Lab has posted the syllabus and slides of his course entitled Legal Information Engineering, Technology and Economics, being offered during the MSU Law – Westminster Law 21st Century Law Practice Summer Program 2013 in London.
Here is the course description:
This 1 Credit Hour Mini-Course will highlight the increasing role of information technology in modern law practice (and the law practice of the not too distant future).
The operating premise is that innovative technology and engineering applications in law are likely to be inspired in large part by innovations that take place outside of the specific domain of legal tech. Thus, the course will begin with a brief history of information technology as well as an overview of current emerging technological trends including social, mobile, gamification and spot fabrication. Next, we will consider the rise of “Big Data”, algorithmic thinking and ‘soft’ artificial intelligence.
Following this extended overview of the broader technology landscape, we will then consider a variety of legal information technology applications such as legal automation, process engineering, informatics / ‘soft’ artificial intelligence (e-discovery, automated document generation), supply chain management, and quantitative legal prediction.