Thursday, June 15, 2006
I amback in the country now from Berlin, where I visited Humboldt University briefly. It seems that Tom U. read my mind. I had written to the CEO of this school system just the other day, proposing creation of an online course in applied methods in the law (with a collegue, who like me also holds graduate degree in mathemetics) for law professors. I see that Northwestern and some other places have a 2 day workshop for aspiring law professors. I had thought that this might be too short and had thought about doing a 3-4 month long class online that would teach basic econometric methods (including data mining) for law professors and others. We do not know pricing yet and if there will be much interest. But, essentially, I wanted to cover the material from A to Z for class participants nd not leave them with only an overview. An overview would be fine to read and have some comprehension of empirical work, but I thought we should go further and teach all the tools needed to do write empirical papers and works onself, from start to finish. Any thoughts?