Legal Innovation Fellowship: From Zero to Open-Source Automated Legal Analogical Reasoning in Three Months

Jason Morris
Dec 19, 2018 · 16 min read

Phase 1: Add Analogical Case-Based Reasoning to docassemble

It’s on GitHub. That’s how you know it’s real.

Phase 2: Build Tools for Building Analogical Reasoners

Phase 3: A Demonstration Reasoner and Interview

The Phase 3 Process

Choosing a Target

Doing the Research

Building the Issue Tree and Factor List

Annotating the Cases

The Issues Tree Revisited

How Much Work Did It Take?

Lessons Learned

Does it Work? Yes.

How Can the Tools Be Improved?

Is it Worth the Effort?


Can I Try It?

No, I mean I want to Install it and Build My Own!



Jason Morris

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Lead Legendary Counsel at Round Table Law, ABA Innovation Fellow for 2018/2019, LLM Candidate in Computational Law at the University of Alberta.

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