Section 001, Fall 2018
Section Description Provided by Instructor
Algorithms are increasingly used in legal decision-making and their role is likely to increase in the next several decades, dramatically transforming our legal system. These new tools pose a set of challenges in terms of transparency, fairness, accuracy, and equal treatment. In this seminar, we will explore the use of algorithms in a variety of legal contexts, such as lending, hiring, and the use of risk assessments at many stages in the criminal justice system. We will take a multidisciplinary approach to assessing the key legal, ethical, and policy questions in this area, drawing on insights from law, economics, and computer science.
R 10:10-12:00 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit