2024 Tomash Fellow Lecture with Alex Reiss-Sorokin

Alex Reiss-Sorokin

Brief Abstract: 

This talk interrogates how lawyers who traditionally relied on books came to use and trust computers for their work. I focus on the evolution of the Ohio Bar Automated Research (OBAR) System, a local legal research system developed for small Ohio firms, into LexisNexis, a national service better suitable for Big Law's needs (and pockets). Read the full abstract.

About the Tomash Fellowship: Each year the Adelle and Erwin Tomash Graduate Fellowship is awarded to a standout ABD graduate student for doctoral dissertation research in the History of Computing, Information, and Culture.

This virtual event is free and open to the public but registration is required.


Start date
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 2 p.m.
End date
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 3 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom