With a double degree in Data Science and Decisions/Law you will blend mathematical methods, statistics, computing, business decisions and communication with Law to train you for one of the most in-demand and lucrative careers in the world.
Data science is playing an increasingly important and controversial role in legal practice and the legal system more broadly. However, the number of lawyers with expertise in data analysis or machine learning is small.
This has implications for the delivery of justice as inappropriate methods are often employed by those who do lack sufficient knowledge of the legal domain. However, it also creates opportunities for those with dual expertise to find better ways to use data science to enhance access to justice, increase rates of settlement, and improve the efficiency of legal practice and the broader legal system.
Data Science and Decisions/Law is jointly offered by UNSW Law and UNSW Science.