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Statistical Concepts for Lawyers

This course provides a gentle introduction to statistical reasoning for a non-technical, legal audience. Its primary goal is to provide lawyers with the literacy necessary to be well-informed and critical consumers of statistical expertise in legal contexts. No mathematical background beyond high school is assumed, and when possible, graphical and concrete examples will be used instead of formulas. The course will survey standard statistical ideas such as statistical significance, regression, base rates, and confounders, as well as provide exposure to more modern insights. Enrollment limited.