Lawyers and soybeans

Larry Ribstein —  29 September 2011

Nice article in Slate on technology’s effect on law practice featuring computational law guru Dan Katz.

Some wag contributed this quote:

In Illinois, where I live, you see vast stretches of unoccupied land—because you no longer need people to farm the corn and soybeans that we grow around here. When I look at soybean fields now, I think of lawyers.

This refers to traditional lawyers, not the legal experts who are prepared to work in and create products for the new legal information industry.

Larry Ribstein


Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

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