Handling legal aspects of your business doesn't need to feel as scary as this. Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as rule-breaking rebels who have a great new idea to introduce to the world. They may be singularly focused on how best to create and sell their product or service - regardless of what the law or
One of the more exciting and public projects we've been working on lately has finally come to light - our Supreme Court prediction project with Dan Katz and Josh Blackman. This project is exactly what you'd expect - a framework for predicting the Supreme Court, though meant to span the Court's entire history, unlike previous projects.
Thanks to Sam Arbesman (@arbesman) for featuring Dan and my paper, Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, on his excellent Wired Science blog, the Social Dimension. You can read the article here, and, as a reminder, all of the code and data from the paper is available in this github repository. Abstact
Do you contract for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS services like Amazon Web Services or SalesForce? Do you provide SaaS services like “cloud-based applications” or “web applications?” What state are you headquartered in? What states are your servers located in? What states are your customers in, even if for just a moment? Depending on your answer to the
Last week, I shared that Dan Katz and I had finally published a draft of our paper, Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The U.S. Code. We'd previewed this research on Computational Legal Studies years ago. Since then, we've received great feedback and a number of questions. The most common question, even among legal professionals,
Four years ago, Dan Katz and I began working on a project to measure the complexity of the law. Its genesis was, in every sense, an accident; in order to properly identify citations to the IRC in our VTR empirical review of U.S. Tax Court decisions, we had to deal with the informal, non-Blue
Back in March, I posted the slides to my talk at the Silicon Valley Reinvent Law event - Law's Future from Finance's Past. Last week, we posted the video online; you can watch below. Michael Bommarito - Law’s Future from Finance’s Past from ReInvent Law Channel on Vimeo.
Live from ReInvent Law Silicon Valley, where I gave an Ignite-style talk drawing analogy to law's future from finance's past. Slides embedded below and video forthcoming:
After a nice twitter conversation this morning, I finally got the impetus to release the source for my Congressional Bill Statistics data. You can find the source at this Github repository. I haven't taken the time to review licensing yet, but I won't be asserting anything more than CC3 Attribution on my code.
Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for e-Discovery – Slides from guest lecture at MSU College of Law
Fellow Computational Legal Studies blogger and MSU law prof Dan Katz invited me to give an expert guest lecture for his e-Discovery seminar. This seminar, taught jointly with Professor Candeub, is an excellent example of MSU's strategic pivot to deliver practical, 21st-century skills to their students. The goal of the talk was to provide