Attention Young Lawyers: The Grim Reaper Is Here
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  • dearieme

    Are there going to be any jobs left that are well paid, interesting, and take less than 70 hours a week?

  • R McDonnell

    @1. dearieme

    Maybe we can design the computer hardware and software needed to process economic data, run models, and ultimately create the jobs of the future.

  • Oxyartes

    Love your take on things, including this WRM, but it’s Tyler Cowen, not Taylor.

    • Walter Russell Mead

      @Oxyartes: WRM thanks you; the interns wish you would keep your comments to yourself. The afternoon shift is now trooping morosely into the House Of Pain.

  • Albert

    Will this lead to an explosion of litigation^ With legions of hungry lawyers using computers to sift through precedents and whatnots.

    And the legal system becoming impossibly clogged up as a result.

  • Dave Griffith

    No, the explosion of litigation will occur when the actual filing of cases and motions and whatnot is actually allowed to be automated. At that point there will be created semi-intelligent spam which can sue you.

  • Petar

    “Maybe we can design the computer hardware and software needed to process economic data, run models, and ultimately create the jobs of the future.”

    Most people are unable to do that as they are only fit for routine jobs. Moreover, why do you assume that this cannot be automated as well?
    The Skynet scenario starts to seem likely…

  • I’m with you Dave Griffith. Automated nuisance suits are just over the horizon. Perhaps it is sufficient to remember the old saw: If you have to hire a lawyer, you have already lost.

  • alan

    Possible typo . . . love your blog . . .

    “He has condemned [??] of hungry lawyers to marginal economic conditions and killed the business model responsible for keeping many of the country’s law schools afloat.”

    • Walter Russell Mead

      @alan: checking: interns beware!

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