As Seen in Vox: This Computer Program Can Predict 7 Out of 10 Supreme Court Decisions
By now, political scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting the outcomes of national elections in the United States, especially presidential elections. The fact of the matter is that fundamentals-based modeling ahead of time and polls-based modeling as an election draws nearer result in very accurate predictions of how a given electoral season is going to shake out. No one can predict court cases with the same accuracy, yet, but Michigan State's Daniel Martin Katz has helped to build a model that comes close.
As Seen in NY Times: This Is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech
The students are pitching. On a spring afternoon at Michigan State University, 15 law students are presenting start-up proposals to a panel of legal scholars and entrepreneurs and an audience of fellow students. The end-of-semester event is one part seminar and one part “Shark Tank” reality show.
Dan Katz in Inc. Magazine: Law Schools Catch the Startup Bug
To prepare students to find careers in a market oversaturated with people with law degrees, the schools are making entrepreneurship part of their curriculum. Read the full article.
So You Want to be a Lawyer?
In a month-long series, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, features a review of the future of American industries. Listen to Dan's interview with The Takeaway here.
Computational Legal Studies
Innovation in the Legal Industry – The Future is Already Here, It is Just Not Evenly Distributed
Dan Katz discusses the difficulty facing a new era of law professionals with an eye on the future. More videos on the future of law and legal informatics are available on the ReInvent Law Channel.