Article Authored by Prof. Vern Walker, LLT Lab Researchers Featured in New York Law Journal

Hofstra Law Uses Computers to Evaluate Court Rulings
By Laura Haring
New York Law Journal
January 27, 2012


How can computers be taught to read and identify the logic behind legal decisions? That is what law students at the Law, Logic and Technology (LLT) Lab at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University are studying, hoping to make analyzing court rulings easier for future attorneys.

The research is the subject of an article, “A Framework for the Extraction and Modeling of Fact-Finding Reasoning From Legal Decisions: Lessons From the Vaccine/Injury Project Corpus,” published in the November 2011 issue of Artificial Intelligence and Law, a peer-reviewed journal. It was co-authored by Mr. Walker and 2011 law school graduates Nathaniel Carie, Courtney C. DeWitt and Eric Lesh.

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