Law.SE is a site that can connect experts with layman to help clarify specific questions about the law, or "hypothetical" situations. These experts are knowledgable individuals that sometimes work in the legal field.
Might there be an inherent benefit to the community, if users with high reputations were afforded with a privilege to write articles on the site, that could be cited by other users that answer questions?
Instead of awarding reputation with up-votes and down-votes on an article, the user gains reputation when the article is cited by other users.
This feature request could help with the growing problem of linkrot(when urls that are linked to in answer no longer exist) by keeping helpful reference material local to Law.SE.