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Fastcase Debuts RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law

First Journal of Full Court Press Publication Portfolio Now Available


Washington, DC (January 8, 2018) – Today Fastcase announced the multimedia debut of its inaugural publication, RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, available in print, as an eBook, and exclusively within the Fastcase legal research application.


RAIL, which will be published six times a year, is the first title available under Fastcase’s publication imprint, Full Court Press. Annual subscriptions are available for purchase at www.fastcase.com/rail.


“As society and commerce are navigating uncharted areas related to robotics and artificial intelligence, RAIL will be an essential forum for sharing legal analysis and commentary from experts in these fields, and presenting the legal issues and philosophies that are shaping the future of law in these areas,” said Morgan Morrissette Wright, the publisher of RAIL. “We appreciate the support and involvement from our editors, contributors, and the Full Court Press team for bringing this to fruition.”


“Full Court Press is like Netflix for legal publishing,” said Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. “Together with our partners in bar associations and law firms, we’ve built a very powerful platform, running more than 4 million searches per month, and we’re improving it by adding our own original series through Full Court Press. RAIL is our first of many offerings, including legal treatises, deskbooks, forms, checklists, and workflow tools. We’re just getting started.”


The print edition of RAIL also will include an annual subscription to curated collectible items handpicked by the Full Court Press team, but secret until they are delivered.


Legal Journalist Bob Ambrogi said that, for “any legal research company aiming to compete in the big leagues against the likes of Westlaw and LexisNexis, ‘secondary content is the Holy Grail.’ Well, in its own quest for the Holy Grail, Fastcase is today launching a major initiative, a publishing arm called Full Court Press that will produce law journals, legal treatises, deskbooks, forms, checklists and workflow tools.”


The 2018 roadmap for Full Court Press includes co-developing digests, journals, books, and blogs with an array of partners, including state and specialty bar associations, leading law schools, firms, and franchise authors, who embrace Fastcase as a steward of their works.


Legal professionals and researchers in law firms, law schools, and law libraries will benefit from access to the growing library of unique, must-have content published in consumer-friendly media formats. Full Court Press publications provide leading legal analysis with contributions from prominent legal minds and law firm partners across the country. RAIL includes contributions from industry-leading experts:



Steven A. Meyerowitz

President, Meyerowitz Communications Inc.



Victoria Prussen Spears

Senior Vice President, Meyerowitz Communications Inc.



Board of Editors


Miranda Cole

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP


Kathryn DeBord
Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave LLP


Melody Drummond Hansen

Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP


Paul Keller

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Garry G. Mathiason

Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.


Elaine D. Solomon

Partner, Blank Rome LLP


Linda J. Thayer

Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


Mercedes K. Tunstall

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Ed Walters

Chief Executive Officer, Fastcase, Inc.


John Frank Weaver

Attorney, McLane Middleton, Professional Association



About Fastcase

As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit www.fastcase.com.


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