Benjamin Davies Co-authors "Applying Moneyball Based Judicial Analytics to Construction Contract Disputes" -- ABA Under Construction Publication
On September 27, Pepperdine Caruso Law third-year JD/MDR student Benjamin Davies and his long-term colleague Edward R. Ballard, Esq., published a co-authored article in the American Bar Association Forum for Construction Law: Under Construction. The article, titled "Applying Moneyball Based Judicial Analytics to Construction Contract Disputes," is included in the Summer 2021, Volume 22, No. 4 release. The Under Construction publication is well known in the construction industry for its high-quality publication standards, ground-breaking articles, and its wide distribution to over 6,000 members.
In the article, Benjamin and Edward introduce construction industry leaders, attorneys, companies, and professionals to a novel area of the law: Litigation-Judicial-Arbitral analytics (lit-jud-arb). The article explains this area of law; how it can be used to predict arbitration or litigation outcomes; encourage mediation, negotiation, or settlement; historical use of arbitral analytics; the numerous applications in the construction industry; and new analytics research.
Additionally, the article cites to Benjamin's forthcoming publication with the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, where he is an Executive and Literary Citation Editor, titled "Arbitral Analytics: Moneyball Based Litigation/Judicial Analytics Used to Predict Arbitration Claims and Outcomes. " The cross reference between articles cites to cutting edge research completed by Benjamin and his brother Chad Davies (B.S., M.S., and PhD. Computer Science candidate in artificial intelligence at University of California, Riverside) on FINRA arbitration awards, potential biases, and useful analytics for the legal profession.
Benjamin and Edward plan to publish a series of articles on analytics for the construction industry.
"Applying Moneyball Based Judicial Analytics to Construction Contract Disputes" may be found at ABA Under Construction