Empirical Methods for Lawyers (3 credits)

The objective of this three-credit course is to familiarize students with empirical methods and their applications to various legal issues. Topics include the admissibility of empirical evidence in trials, litigation statistics, introductory probability theory, hypothesis formation, inference and hypothesis testing. A successful student will become a sophisticated consumer of legal empirical studies. Students’ performance will be evaluated by an examination. This is not a seminar and does not satisfy the ULW requirement.  Prerequisites: None.