The Center for Legal Data Science (CLDS) is an interdisciplinary research hub at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich. The core task of the CLDS is the application, critical reflection and promotion of data science methods in national and international legal contexts. The CLDS pursues the following high-level goals:
- advancing legal knowledge and legal knowledge production through the application of quantitative methods,
- enhancing the transparency of the law and legal procedures through the application of quantitative methods,
- facilitating interdisciplinary legal research and teaching the involved quantitative methods, on a national and international level.