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Has Law Become Stagnant?

My last post provided an overview of my draft article The Cost of Justice at the Dawn of AI and explained the basic logic of Baumol’s cost disease for the practice of law. Just as in any other market, if the productivity of lawyers increases at a slower rate than the rest of the economy, legal services will become more expensive. And if a technology like artificial intelligence leads legal productivity to increase at a faster rate than the rest of the economy, then legal services will become cheaper.