Quantitative Reasoning in the Law

This course introduces students to themes and techniques in probability and statistics with an eye toward understanding their relevance to the law. Topics include: chance, selection bias, probability, measures of central tendency, variation, statistical abuse, binomial and normal distributions, statistical significance, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, causation, and regression. Applications of probability and statistics to legal matters than involve forensic science evidence (e.g., DNA evidence), profiling, discrimination, toxic torts, and medical malpractice will be considered.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 695
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development

Course History

Fall 2011
Title: Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty: Koehler, Jonathan (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 16