|Faculty:||Dr. Louis J. Braun|
|Production Date:||June 9 2010|
Most attorneys are intimidated by anything related to mathematics, and as a result, do not appreciate its importance to a successful legal practice. In this unique program, attorney and professor of mathematics Dr. Louis J. Braun demonstrates how understanding probability theory can be an effective means of confronting the uncertainty that pervades the law and our legal system. Dr. Braun discusses how to use probability theory as a tool of evidence in various legal disputes and transactions. Presenting a diverse set of examples, he examines the three different models of probability, the foundation concepts of statistical analysis, and the counterintuitive nature of probability calculations. Through this program, Dr. Braun provides a thorough introduction to this increasingly important subject and furnishes suggestions about how probability theory, when combined with more sophisticated tools, can be used effectively in cases concerning environmental matters and employment discrimination.
I. Probability in the Law
II. Determining Probability
III. Mutually Exclusive Events
IV. Bernoulli’s Equation
V. Expected Value
May 24, 2010
Stephen (NY, NY)
William (Stony Brook, NY)
Helpful idea that can be used in practice.
Jacob (Chicago, IL)
Clifford (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Tim (Park Ridge, IL)
Dr. Braun demonstrated an incredible ability to transform seemingly abstract numbers to the empirical world. Very well done.
KATHY (Palos Heights, IL)
Have not enjoyed playing with probability this much since college.
Allison (Plainfield, IL)
I would recommend to a mathmatical attorney, a criminal attorney and an attorney that needs to take many factors into account in a take it or lose it situation.
Neil (Cross River , NY)
James (Rochester, NY)
The speaker did an excellent job making dry and challenging subject matter very understandable.
William (Chicago, IL)
I wish there were more professors like Braun.
Lawrence (Rockford, IL)
Very good at sparking an interest in the math behind the issues.
Dennis (Quincy, IL)
Very interesting and enlightening.
Bruno (New York, NY)
Very informative introduction to an foten daunting topic.
Helen (Brooklyn, NY)
Loved it, even though I got lost in the equations.
William (Petersburgh, NY)
A fascinating introduction to a legal method I wasn't aware of.
Mark (Forest Hills, NY)
It is interesting how probability relates to various legal concepts.
Thomas (Riverside, CT)
really nice job
Jonathan (NY, NY)
It's a difficult subject, but he handled it well
Isabelle (New York, NY)
he is brilliant!
Maureen (Amityville, NY)
Surprisingly very relevant to my area of practice
John (FAYETTEVILLE, AR)
His examples were very helpful.
Hwesu (Bronxville, NY)
More interesting than I thought it would be.
jaymie (jaffrey, NH)
Ilze (New York, NY)
arthur (New York City, NY)
great speaker;interesting topic;well presented
William (East Brunswick, NJ)
M Thomas (Buffalo, NY)
Extremely practical. Well done.
Jaclyn (Scottsdale, AZ)
Christopher (Cranford, NJ)
The speaker did a very good job of keeping the material interesting and easy to comprehend.
Michael (Greenwich, CT)
Janet (Chicago, IL)
Very well done. I finally understand a basic statistical point that I never really "got" before.
Neil G. (Chicago, IL)
Dr. Braun did a fantastic job of making sense of difficult mathematical concepts.
David (New York, NY)
It's been a long time since I took statistics, but Dr. Braun does a nice job of presenting the primer in an easy to listen to manner
Thomas (Chicago, IL)
Scott (Chicago, IL)
Extraordinary in that somewhat complex material was made extremely simple.
Elliot (Brooklyn, NY)
The course is presented at a mature intellectual level
thomas (chicago, IL)
Well organized and useful as a tool in many legal settings.
Tamir (New York, NY)
I am a math fan, so am biased; but definitely beat the regular cle-listening experience.
Elizabeth (Chicago, IL)
Absolutely wonderful. Finally, a common sense explanation of the application of Bernoulli's Theorem, and probability. This isn't the full course by any means, but further study is possible with mastery of what is said here. Thank you so much, this course had really helped me.
Warren (New York, NY)
STEVEN (Chicago, IL)
Katherine (Los Angeles, CA)
AMAZING graphics. Thanks for yet another highly engaging presentation.
kenneth (New York, NY)
a remarkably succinct and comprehensible presentation of basic concepts of probability
Ryan (Pasadena, CA)
Fascinating lecture on an underappreciated topic.
Michael (Tarzana, CA)
Makes a complex issue understandable.
Robert (Garden City, NY)
Interesting; I never thought about using probability on a regular basis to practice law.
William (Paso Robles, CA)
John (North Salem, NY)
Excellent course especially for those who have some math background.
Peter (New York, NY)
Very good at simplifying mathematical concepts
James (New York, NY)
I was hoping for some discussion about the law on using statistics in the courtroom.
Barbara (Guilderland, NY)
Donald (Great Neck, NY)
complicated but interesting
Stephen (Boca Raton, FL)
very informative on a tough subject
Martin (New York, NY)
I'm reasonably familiar with the math, but it was a good review for me, and it would be an excellent overview for someone who is not familiar with the math.
Michael (MELVILLE, NY)
Excellent application of math to the law.
Ellen (New York, NY)
Great intro course! I have often wondered about many of the probability problems explained in this course, and there are not a lot of other resources out there in terms of a law-related probability primer.
daniel (greenwich, CT)
Very in depth.
Benjamin (New York, NY)
Enlightening. Very well presented.
Marilyn S. (Brooklyn, NY)
probability is the bomb!
David (New York, NY)
interesting subject matter
Theodor (New York, NY)
Dr. Braun is a great instructor
Kathleen (staten island, NY)
this is an area I knew nothing about but I learned some useful things. Very good presentation.
Anthony (Wilton, CT)
This course was outstanding. The speaker made a complex subject simple to understand.
Philip (Bronx, NY)
interesting - not sure how applicable to my needs
Susan (Larchmont, NY)
David (Buchanan, VA)
Not sure I'll ever use it, but at least it is something that isn't obvious or we could read in a few minutes ourselves. Above average.
Alan (Brooklyn, NY)
Admitedly, this mathematical material can only be introduced in this format, but the speaker did a good job of demonstrating the approach to take in assessing a set of facts statistically, and the potential pitfalls of relying on flawed, lay intuition in these instances. His animated manner kept this difficult course from becoming a soporific experience.
Lawrence (New York, NY)
Made what might have been an uninteresting topic understandable
James R. (Saint Louis Mo., MO)
very interesting - there is a lot more to this.
Elijah (Chicago, IL)
The math information was interesting as I really enjoy math. However, I feel that at least 1 1/2 to 2 sections should be filled with examples of how to apply the math to all types of cases which wasn't covered in this seminar.
Lorinne (Waukegan, IL)
basic, but a nice overview. I like it that the presenter invited further questions from viewers.
Gary (Phoenix, AZ)
It's a good change of pace. Heavy on math. It brought back memories of stats in college. If you're looking for somthting different you can give this course a try.
Diane (Western Springs, IL)
A little technical for law, but an interesting way to view things from a math perspective.
Steven (Chicago, IL)
June (New York, NY)
Good for someone with limited knowlege of calculating probability.
Larry (Vernon Hills, IL)
A nice review on probability.
Scott (Chicago, IL)
Christopher (Saint Pete Beach, FL)
This was excellent, thank you. I have been asked by my clients on occasion to estimate how likely it is that the client will win or lose certain legal claims in court, and also, to estimate how costly it would be if the client won or lost those claims - an exercise which essentially requires measuring the probability and expense of various possible legal outcomes. I would be interested to see Dr. Braun advise how to approach such an assignment.