Book Review - Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law by Michele DeStefano
Vol. 2 - Iss. 4 pp. 63–64
Imagine that all your legal skills, all your hard-earned substantive knowledge, all the nuances of practice and procedure, all your experience in negotiation, drafting and advocacy - all of it - is sufficient to get you in the client's door, but it turns out that the client simply assumes you have all those skills and actually wants something more, much more. This is the provocative thesis of Professor Michele DeStefano's brilliant new book about human interaction against a backdrop of ever-quickening technological change in the legal arena. It is not a law book in any traditional sense. There is nothing here about the rule against perpetuities, complex credit swaps, condominium master deeds, or even how to cross-examine an expert. Yet, Legal Upheaval is a profound (and optimistic) work of legal reasoning that deserves the widest possible audience.