Lawyers and soybeans

Cite this Article
Larry Ribstein, Lawyers and soybeans, Truth on the Market (September 29, 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.