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What is a Legal Engineer?

Posts by Eric DeChant

(003) How to Build Legal Technology, Part 1: Empathy, Design & Solutions

This post is the first in a series on how to build legal technology. While LegalTech shares many attributes with its cousins FinTech (financial) and RegTech (regulations), there are many factors that make the legal ecosystem uniquely difficult to build within: ambiguous laws, regimented professional labor markets, maladapted business models and an extremely conservative resistance…

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(002) How to Build a Legal Engineer

Fazlur Kahn, often called the greatest structural engineer of the 20th century, created the “bundled tube” structural method when designing the world’s tallest office tower for the Sears corporation. He described his innovation to a colleague by tapping several cigarettes out of a pack and showing how the many “tubes” could be staggered and bundled…

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What is a Legal Engineer?

As the first city-states improved their economic leverage and military power, they enabled citizens to specialize in more learned skills and trades. Since the gods required larger temples and the generals needed bigger ships and siege engines, another guild grew alongside the scribes. Engineers planned and oversaw the erection of the great pyramids, Angkor Wat,…

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