Computational Law Course

Working Course Syllabus:

Day 2 Live Videocast

Day 1 Video Archive

Day 1: Monday, January 30

Optional Social Activities & Mock Trial Exercise

Day 2: Tuesday, January 31

Optional Post Class Networking Reception

Optional “Tuesday Hack Night” Launch Event

From 7-9pm on January 31st, join the inaugural computational law “Tuesday Hack Night” series with Mass Data Science Legal Hackers and Code for America’s Boston Brigade at Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Teams plan to work on development of open soure computational law projects, including:

Preparatory Activities and Events

Thurday, January 26

Pre-Course DataVR Workshop

In-Person: Room E15-341

Questions? If you are enrolled in the course, use our GiHub issues tool and a course instructor or volunteer will reply directly:

Team Projects:

Video Archive

January 23 Video Archive:

January 24 Video Start of Day Archive 1

January 24 Video End of Day Archive:

Workshop Syllabus and Resources Page

Workshop Participant Scratch Pad

Workshop Photos:

Posted at:

DataVR Day 1: January 23

* 2-3pm - Talks and Tutorials

Live broadcast:

Welcome & Overview: * Dazza Greenwood, Course Instructor




Use Cases and Context: * Hanson and Jenn: Potential of VR for Understanding Climate Science * Rick Gilles: Potential of VR for Business Analysis * Patrick McCormick: CIVIC DATA VR - Can government use of Data VR make open, public data more accessible, useful, and impactful?

3-3:30 Team and Project Formation:

Quick round of project idea pitches * Break into teams to develop project ideas * Note: Instructors, collaborators and volunteers will work with teams

Project Pitches:

3:30-5:30pm - Rapid Project Design/Prototyping

5:45-6:15pm - Wrap Up First Day and Next Steps

DataVR Day 2: January 24

2:00-2:30pm - Team Project Updates and Logistics

2:30-4:30pm - Rapid Project Design/Prototyping

4:30pm - Pizza Break!

4:45-6:00pm - Project Presentations and Feedback

Project Slides for: Before It’s Too Late

Project Slides for: ScatterViz

Project Slides for: VR Data and Education

6:00-6:15pm - (Optional) Wrap up and Next Steps

Other Relevant Links and Info

Participating Online?

DataVR Tutorials:

Preview of Simmetri

Amedeo Mapelli and members of his team will be on hand during the DataVR Module to work with students who wish to use Simmetri to develop VR environments for their team projects. In some cases, student teams with little or no technical skills will be able to use new data visualizations tools being added to Simmetri to get a variety of simple projects started quickly. Amedeo has kindly offered to assist student teams to develop more complex design goals as part of this course, as time permits. Below is a preview of some of the new data ingestion, transformation, modeling, visualization and exploration features currently being added to Simmetri:

Overview of Course Themes and Activities

Computational Law Course Legal Hackathon Project Challenge

30 Second Overview Demo

Video Walk Through of Our Team Prototype Jam Project

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