Course Details

Quantitative Reasoning in the Law

This course introduces students to numerical ideas and techniques that have relevance for legal decisions, especially those associated with evidence and courtroom decision making. The ideal student for this class is one who does not have a strong background in math or statistics, but who wishes to understand what every 21st century lawyer should know about quantitative evidence and probabilistic arguments. In addition to covering some of the basic ideas and techniques, we will learn how to become sophisticated consumers of quantitative reasoning as it arises in such areas as discrimination, trademark, forensics, medical malpractice, and toxic torts. We will also review empirical findings about the impact quantitative testimony has on jurors. Reading materials will be posted on Canvas, and students will become comfortable using a popular software program and interpreting statistical output.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 695
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Quantitative Reasoning in the Law
Faculty: Koehler, Jonathan (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 15