The mission of Legal Evolution is to provide lawyers, legal educators, and allied professionals with high quality information to solve very difficult industry-specific problems. Our content reflects a mix of theory, data, and carefully drawn examples of what is working in the field. Some academics might view Legal Evolution as too descriptive or applied, while many practitioners may find it too theoretical or data-oriented. Yet, for those willing to venture beyond their own professional turf, this forum will provide useful examples and guidance on the future of the legal industry.
Readers will obtain maximum value from Legal Evolution if they have a working knowledge of diffusion theory. However, you don’t need to leave Legal Evolution to get that knowledge. The following foundational posts provide the essential information:
- What is Legal Evolution? (001)
- What is the Rogers Diffusion Curve? (004)
- Units of Analysis and Adopter Types (007)
- Variables Determining the Rate of Adoption of Innovations (008)
- Fast versus Slow Innovations (011)
- Innovations in Organizations, Part I (015), Part II (016), Part III (017)
- Change Agents and Opinion Leaders (020)
- “Crossing the Chasm” and the “Hype Cycle” (022)
Finally, Legal Evolution should itself evolve. Comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome.