Lawyering in the Shadow of Data

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I just came across a paper by  Drury D. Stevenson and Nicholas J. Wagoner, called “Lawering in the Shadow of Data”.  They discuss how “big data” can – and indeed should – be used in litigation. The articles opens with O.W. Holmes’ immortal quote: “For the rational study of the law the black-letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics.” The authors’ key argument: Holmes’ future is NOW.

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