Lawyers and Innovation: An Uneasy Alliance


Much has been written and discussed about the reticence with which lawyers approach the massive restructure of doing business as they knew it. Law school trains us to make legal arguments by following precedent, to rely on what has been decided before. Almost all lawyers have gone to work at law firms after passing the bar, and learn from an established institution how “things are done”. While this is true of other professions as well (i.e., the medical profession, and look at the mess they’re in), there is not one profession that is more risk-adverse than law. And since change involves risk, well. . .you get my point. And right now, lawyers have alot of change on the table.

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