Using Text Analytics to Predict Litigation Outcomes
Law as Data: Computation, Text, and the Future of Legal Analysis (under contract, Santa Fe Institute Press, Michael Livermore & Daniel Rockmore, eds., 2018, Forthcoming).
36 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2018 Last revised: 15 Jan 2019
Date Written: 2018
This chapter describes the goals, methodologies, and preliminary results of an ongoing litigation outcomes prediction project conducted by the Legal Analytics Lab (the Lab) at Georgia State University. Drawing on the Lab's experience with the project as a case study, the chapter offers guidance for researchers engaged in or contemplating research in a similar vein: predicting trial court outcomes in a particular doctrinal area.
Keywords: employment law, empirical legal studies, legal analytics, computational law
JEL Classification: K31, K00, K19, K41, K49
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