My article on the esoterica of power-law distributions (exponential indices, anyone?)

Power-law distributions rarely crop up in lunchrooms and hallways. Lawyers often feel uncomfortable with mathematics, let alone something as esoteric as a function with an exponent. But reluctance and distaste does not change the fact that a number of occurrences that happen in legal departments have the frequency structure described by the omnipresent power-law function.

So I wrote an article about power laws and the National Law Journal courageously published it. I invite you all to liberate your mathematician and consider what it explains.

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