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  Black - Lecture Materials
  Blue - Readings
  Green - Weekly Assignments
  Red - Term Project
 
Lesson 1 - Computational Law (Genesereth)
  Lecture 1 - Introduction
  Example - Portico
  Example - Gates
  Example - Nine Board Tic Tac Toe
  Reading 1.1 - Introduction (Chapter 1 in the Computational Law notes)
  Reading 1.2 - The British Nationality Act as a Logic Program
  Reading 1.3 - CABARET: rule interpretation in a hybrid architecture
  Reading 1.4 - The Rule of Law as a Law of Rules
  Reading 1.5 - Computer Elected Governor of California
  Assignment 1.1 - Teaming
  Assignment 1.2 - Nine Board Tic Tac Toe
  Assignment 1.3 - Gates
  Assignment 1.4 - Portico
  Term Project Overview
  Project Source - Self Help Guide for California Courts
  Project Source - Office of Administrative Hearings
  Project Source - Integrated Benefits Initiative



Lesson 2 - Ontologies (Genesereth)
  Lecture 2 - Ontologies
  Reading 2.1 - Datasets (Chapter 2 in the Computational Law notes)
  Assignment 2.1 - Sierra
  Assignment 2.2 - Sorority World
  Assignment 2.3 - Movies
  Assignment 2.4 - Bar Exam
 
Lesson 3 - Definitions (Genesereth)
  Lecture 3 - Definitions
  Reading 3.1 - Definitions (Chapter 3 in the Computational Law notes)
  Assignment 3.1 - Sierra
  Assignment 3.2 - Program Sheets
  Assignment 3.3 - Building Codes
 
Lesson 4 - Dynamics (Genesereth)
  Lecture 4 - Dynamics
  Reading 4.1 - Dynamics (Chapter 4 in the Computational Law notes)
  Assignment 4.1 - Sierra
  Assignment 4.2 - Nine Board Tic Tac Toe
  Assignment 4.3 - Pelican Hunters
  Term Project Proposal



Lesson 5 - Computational Law Applications (Genesereth and Vogl)
  Guest Presentation - Taxes - Sudhir Agarwal (Intuit)
  Guest Presentation - Building Codes - Leila Banijamali (Symbium)
  Guest Presentation - Digital Spectrum Management - Jameson Dempsey (CodeX)
  Assignment 5 - Assessment
 
Lesson 6 - Computational Law Applications (Genesereth and Vogl)
  Guest Presentation - Lawsuit Support - Joshua Browder (DoNotPay)
  Guest Presentation - Immigration Support - Amelie-Sophie Vavrovsky (Formally)
  Guest Presentation - Child Care Support - Sheri Atwell (SupportPay)
  Assignment 6 - Assessment
 
Lesson 7 - Computable Contracts Applications (Genesereth and Vogl)
  Guest Presentation - Harry Surden (University of Colorado)
  Guest Presentation - Oliver Goodenough (University of Vermont)
  Guest Presentation - Vinay Chaudhri
  Reading 7.1 - Computable Contracts
  Reading 7.2 - Simplified Loan Agreement
  Reading 7.3 - Deals Among Rational Agents (Optional)
  Term Project Preview



Lesson 8 - Regulatory Implications (Genesereth and Vogl)
  Guest Presentation - Regulatory Analysis - Abhijeet Mohapatra (Symbium)
  Guest Presentation - Regulatory Analysis - Meng Weng Wong (SMU and Legalese)
  Guest Presentation - Adaptive Law - Sandy Pentland / Dazza Greenwood (MIT Media Lab)
  Guest Presentation - Administrative Law - David Engstrom (Stanford Law School)
 
Lesson 9 - Legal Informatics (Vogl)
  Lecture 9 - Overview of Legal Informatics (Forthcoming)
  Reading 9.1 - The Coming of Age of Legal Technology
  Reading 9.2 - AI, Work, and 'Outcome-Thinking'
  Reading 9.3 - Law's Information Revolution
  Term Project Report