Enter Algorithms, Exit Lawyers
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  • Walter Sobchak

    The real problem is that we have created so many fact intensive litigation situations in the first place. The law a hundred years ago was not so focused on factual minutia. The “Progressives” got a hold of the legal system and mucked it up like they mucked everything else up.

  • egads, considering the recent shenanigans at some law schools trying to fudge their numbers (incoming class test scores, employment stats of grads), this does not portend well for law schools and the legal profession recruitment pipeline.

  • Kris

    “as with journalism and even pornography”

    How dare you smear Ron Jeremy by mentioning him in the same breath as the likes of Adam Nossiter?!

  • Jim.

    This is going to get upended when some bright spark discovers that modern search strings won’t find relevant precedents written in 18th and 19th century English.

    The worst of it is — lawyers will no longer have any self-interest in keeping the amount of paperwork they generate low.

    We could probably burn half of the law books in this country and three-quarters of the regulations, without any significant damage to the public interest.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: “We could probably burn half of the law books in this country and three-quarters of the regulations, without any significant damage to the public interest.”

    Whoa! If we eliminate too much of this make-work, then even more unemployed lawyers might turn to politics!

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