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Legal Data Science
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course offers a hands-on introduction to legal data science and aims to improve students' understanding of:
(1) legal issues that involve technology;
(2) the technologies that underlie many legal–tech products; and
(3) how technology can be used in empirical legal research.
This class also provides practice in the logical reasoning skills important to many areas of legal practice and improves students’ abilities to communicate with clients in high-tech industries.

No computer programming experience is required. Class operates in a "flipped" manner with weekly homework and readings, and intensive classroom activities that are designed to help students overcome learning obstacles.

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Course Convenor: As/P Ryan Whalen

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4447V / LL5447V / LL6447 / LLJ5447V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class participation - 10%; Midterm quiz (in class) - 10%; Homework Assignments - 20% & Research Project - 60% [Due: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 (9am)]

Preclusions: LL4447/LL5447/LL6447/LLJ5447 Legal Data Science

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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