The ABA Journal featured a post on Big Data and the Law, and featured the work of the Harlan Institute:
Databases of historical legal information are being built that could help lawyers calculate the odds of winning a case and how to craft the arguments.
• The nonprofit Harlan Institute, which promotes interest in the Supreme Court, is also investigating quantitative legal prediction. It’s an outgrowth of a Supreme Court fantasy league launched by lawyer Josh Blackman. He suggests in a law review article that it could be “quite conceivable for a bot to crawl through all of the filings in Pacer … and develop a comprehensive database of all aspects of how each court works.”