About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Fall 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-681
- Class Number: 03361
- Instructor: Mark Weinstein
From spring 2017:
Lawyers who have some exposure to modern analytical methods have an advantage. This is a problem oriented course that provides an understanding of how lawyers can use these concepts in their practice. During the semester we will show how knowledge of such subjects as Decision Theory, Game Theory, Microeconomics, Finance and Statistics can be used to help lawyers in answering questions, and making decisions that arise in legal practice and in public policy. Each class will start with a problem of the sort that lawyers confront in practicing law. We will then analyze the problem and through that analysis develop the tools that we need. The class assumes no mathematics beyond high-school algebra. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of economics, finance or statistics.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: T/Th 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
- Room Number: Room 130
- Exam: In-class exam; laptops are not permitted
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Points will be awarded
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