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The Litigator of the Future

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The Litigator of the Future

Over 120 years ago the august American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, made a stark prediction about the litigator of the future: “the black-letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and master of economics.” (The Path of the Law, Harvard Law Review, 1897).  Why did he presage this at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and is he being proved correct? The Path of the Law was published the same year the U.S. Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson, the landmark…Read more

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The Litigator of the Future

Over 120 years ago the august American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, made a stark prediction about the litigator of the future: “the black-letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and master of economics.” (The Path of the Law, Harvard Law Review, 1897).  Why did he presage this at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and is he being proved correct? The Path of the Law was published the same year the U.S. Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson, the landmark…Read more