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The American Association of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report on Scientific Investigation of Legal Problems

By Layman E. Allen


The 1961 report of the Jurimetrics Committee of the AmericanAssociation of American Law Schools describes the interests ofthe committee in investigating1. the possible usefulness of programmed self-instructionalmaterials in legal education,2. the use of symbolic logic as an analytic tool for detectingand controlling syntactic ambiguity in written legal documents,3. the possible use of electronic computers and other methodsof automatic data retrieval as aids in doing legal research,4. the utility of semantics (including general semantics andrecent development in linguistics) for improving communicationin law,5. the quantitative analysis of various aspects of the legaldecision process, and6. other implications of developments in science for law.This note is intended to be a brief explanation of some of thoseinterests

Topics: jurimetrics, legal education, symbolic logic, Law, Legal Education, Legal History
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1962
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