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Cambridge University Press
18 February 2021
This groundbreaking work offers a first-of-its-kind overview of legal informatics, the academic discipline underlying the technological transformation and economics of the legal industry. Edited by Daniel Martin Katz, Ron Dolin, and Michael J. Bommarito, and featuring contributions from more than two dozen academic and industry experts, chapters cover the history and principles of legal informatics and background technical concepts - including natural language processing and distributed ledger technology. The volume also presents real-world case studies that offer important insights into document review, due diligence, compliance, case prediction, billing, negotiation and settlement, contracting, patent management, legal research, and online dispute resolution. Written for both technical and non-technical readers, Legal Informatics is the ideal resource for anyone interested in identifying, understanding, and executing opportunities in this exciting field.
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Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   1.119kg
ISBN:   9781107142725
ISBN 10:   1107142725
Pages:   600
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Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Martin Katz is Professor of Law, Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law where he directs The Law Lab. He also serves as an external affiliated faculty at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. A scientist and technologist, Professor Katz applies an innovative, polytechnic approach to teaching law to help create lawyers for today's biggest societal challenges. Both his teaching and scholarship integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ron Dolin is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, focusing on the impact of technology on the practice and nature of law. He has worked at JPL, CERN, and Google, and is a licensed attorney in California. Dolin's research includes developing legal quality metrics, examining the impact of standardized benchmarks on the legal system, and analyzing the legal market from the perspective of The Innovator's Dilemma. Michael J. Bommarito is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor in the legal and technology industries. His experience spans R&D, technology, business, and operations - ranging from top Am Law firms and $B+ AUM investment firms to idea-stage startups. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan, Stanford University, Michigan State College of Law, and the Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law. His research has been published in Science, Physica A, Artificial Intelligence and Law, and Quantitative Finance.

Reviews for Legal Informatics

'This is not just a book. It is a movement. In this superb collection, Katz, Dolin, and Bommarito not only provide a comprehensive primer on why the market for legal services is being disrupted, and how this disruption will take place, but also lay the groundwork for a whole new discipline - legal informatics - that can supply the intellectual and practical scaffolding for the new legal world these changes will bring into being. It is required reading for anyone seeking to participate in this transformation, or who will be affected by it - which, as this seminal volume makes clear, is all of us.' David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School 'This volume is a treasure trove for anyone interested in how technology can enable and enhance the delivery of legal services. The editors have done a first rate job of curating the research, insights and practical experiences of many of the world's leading experts. The field of legal informatics, at least 60 years of age, at last has its own definitive text.' Richard Susskind OBE, President of the Society for Computers and Law, author of Tomorrow's Lawyers 'Informatics is not the frontier of law. It has lurched toward the center, shoved forward by the rush to embed algorithmic decision making into everything from cars to phones to facial recognition technology. Whether you are a newcomer in search of a curated overview, or a #legaltech frequent flyer looking for the state of the art, this is the one book you need to make sense of it all.' Eddie Hartman, Co-founder of LegalZoom, Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners


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