Topics in Law, Data and Economics


Big Data has led to the emergence of a fusion of skills between Law, Economics and Big Data in order to achieve predictive justice rules. For example, Case Law Analytics (CLA) is the result of research conducted at the INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) by the mathematician specialist risk quantification Jacques Lévy Véhel and Jérôme Dupré, then magistrate on availability ,who since became a lawyer at the Nantes Bar. The knowledge of the three areas is necessary.

"Predictive justice" is easily deduced from the facilities provided by the importance of available data, in other words Big Data. Legal Technology refers to the use of technology and software to provide legal services.

Before proceeding with the processing of legal data for use (mainly by lawyers and insurance companies), consideration should be given to the state of legal knowledge and also to the economic treatment of the data.

Through four or five legal areas in which the economic rule is very important (for example: labor law and damage compensation, competition law, valuation of buildings and economic enterprises), an interactive reflection is conducted on the dual approach: economy economists and economics jurists.

The news of the COVID crisis has an influence on the valuation of businesses, buildings and economic enterprises.

The five areas listed below will be presented in class. Each student will have to choose a field of election and carry out a study at the same time legal, economic and statistical on the existing proposals and to lead a reflection.

At the end of this course, the students must be able to make a critical comment on a text, on the theme chosen from the five themes presented in class (Five texts will be proposed for the exam).


  1. LABOR LAW : Damages for Unfair dismissal or Abusive dismissal.
  2. BUSINESS LAW : How to fix the prize for goodwill, commercial entities and shares.
  3. LAW OF CONTRACT, LAW of TRUST, and LAW OF TORTS : How to fix damages in the case of breach of contract/trust or in the case of a tort.
  4. COMPETITION LAW : Policy of the Antitrust agencies and fixation of penalties and damages.
  5. JUSTICE AND LITIGATION : Economic Approach to Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Conciliation, Mediation, Face to Face Justice or Justice at a Distance




– F.-J. PANSIER, Droit du travail, Litec, Coll. Objectif droit, 6e éd. 2011.

– J. Mc MULLEN, The Law of Unfair Dismissal, Oxford University, 2017

– N. LAMB, Remedies in the Employment Tribunal: Damages for Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal, Sweet & Maxwell, 1998


– J.-M. ROUX, Evaluation des fonds de commerce, d'industrie et assimilés et des indemnités d'éviction (2008)

Evaluation, ouvrage collectif des Editions Francis Lefebvre (2018)

– R. SEIGNEUR, What It's Worth : Law Firm Value (2017)


– Yvonne Lambert-Faivre et Stéphanie Porchy-Simon, Droit du dommage corporel. Systèmes d'indemnisation, Précis Dalloz, 8e éd., 2015

– Isabelle Bessières-Roques et Hélène Béjui-Hugues, Précis d'évaluation du dommage corporel, 2016

– Max Le Roy et Jacques-Denis Le Roy, L'évaluation du préjudice corporel : Expertises, principes, indemnités (2018)

– A. Kramer, The Law of Contract Damages (2017)

– K. Abraham, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law (2017)

– S. Harder, Measuring Damages in the Law of Obligations: The Search for Harmonised Principles (2010)

– J. E. Penner, The Law of Trusts (2016)


– E. COMBE, Economie et politique de la concurrence, Précis Dalloz, 3e éd. (2020)

The Antitrust Procedures and Penalties ACT. Hearings, Ninety-Third Congress, First Session, on S. 782 : The Antitrust Procedures and Penalties ACT (2015)

United States Congress Senate Committee

– W. BREIT, Antitrust Penalty Reform: An Economic Analysis, janvier 1986.


F.J. PANSIER,  I-JUDGE, Réflexions sur la justice prédictive en France, janv. 2020.

FJ PANSIER, COVID-JUDGE, Réflexions sur la justice à distance, oct. 2020.