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Law has always strived for accurate contextualization, but only with recent technological advances in data processing and communication has this goal become meaningfully achievable at the personal level. While the other essays in this Symposium explore the costs and benefits of personalizing particular areas of law, we present a general framework for thinking about the new personalization of law. We identify two fundamental questions that every personalization project must address: First, how do lawmakers set the objective of a personalized law? Second, how is the content of a personalized law communicated to the citizens who must follow it? We explore these questions and identify specific challenges they pose to any personalization project.



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