Data Science No Longer A Luxury For Modern Law Practices

Law360 (January 4, 2019, 4:07 PM EST) -- A new breed of lawyer has begun to take shape — one who has deep knowledge of both the law and data science — as law firms grapple with a deluge of digital information. For modern law practices, it's fast becoming the age of the data scientist.

Law schools are now offering classes on data science and data analysis, and longtime lawyers have gone back to school to take classes on those topics or even earn master's degrees.

Big data and BigLaw have become inextricably intertwined as transactions and litigation accumulate enormous quantities of data that must be parsed using technology,...

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