CFRED workshop on Coding for Lawyers

9 June 2020

To mis-quote William Shakespeare, “To code, or not to code, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous intrusions by computer scientists into the law or take up arms by learning coding logic?” Answering this question for you was not the aim of the workshop. The workshop rather presented the fundamentals of coding to a highly intelligent audience of lawyers who happen (currently) to be without coding skills, by demonstrating “how to code” using some very simple examples. The workshop enriched participants with some hands-on experience on: the basic operational logics of computers (i.e., how do the computers think?), the transition from flow chart to algorithm, how to spot pseudo code, and (finally) some real coding examples.