Statistical Literacy for Lawyers
This course introduces basic statistical terminology and analytic methods. The goal is to help law students become statistically literate consumers of basic quantitative information as it relates to problems that arise in a wide range of legal practice settings. The course curriculum covers the concepts of distributions and summary statistics, statistical sampling, analysis of the validity of data collection methods, probability distributions, basic hypothesis testing, and methods for studying relationships in data. The course assumes no prior knowledge of probability or statistics. It will emphasize broad understanding over the details of calculation. The course is graded pass/fail.
This upper-level substantive course introduces students to basic quantitative and analytic methods.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; Financial Services and Compliance; Health Care Management and Compliance; International Business; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Real Estate and Land Use; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional