Text Analysis and Law Conference
Co-hosted by Northwestern’s Kellogg’s Ford Center on Global Citizenship and the Pritzker School of Law, and co-organized by Professors Tonja Jacobi and Emerson Tiller, the Text Analysis and Law Conference explores the increasing use and development of text analytics in legal research. Analysis of textual data generated from judicial decisions, regulatory documents, court filings, congressional reports and bills, and the like offer new insights into how institutional actors strategize and make decisions. New research methods are being developed to facilitate the gathering and analysis of aggregated textual data. In addition to scholarship from Law, Political Science and Economics, other fields such as Linguistics, English, Computing, and History are helping to inform the research questions and techniques of legal text analysis.