I just finished reading an article by Cara J. Hayden in the print edition of the Spring issue of Pitt Magazine (electronic version will eventually post here). The article titled, "Supreme Decisions," discusses the work of Pitt professor Kevin Ashley who has developed a software program that employs artificial intelligence to explore how the U.S Supreme Court makes decisions. The program called Legal Argument Graph Observer or LARGO, was developed "to help law students follow and interpret complex Supreme Court debates."
Professor Ashley's research is of particular interest to me in light of the work I have done for clients using decision analysis to assist counsel and corporate executives evaluate whether to settle or ligitate cases based on defining the key potential decisions in the litigation and the associated damage value with each possible combination of decisions and outcomes.
If you do not have access to Pitt Magazine, you may learn more by viewing the presentation titled, "Largo, an ITS for Teaching Argumentationwith Hypotheticals" [Download LARGOTalk2].