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5 Aug 2010, 10:39 am by legalinformatics
Professor David L. Schwartz of the Chicago-Kent College of Law and Professor Dr. Lee Petherbridge of Loyola Law School Los Angeles have posted a working paper entitled The Use of Legal Scholarship by the Federal Courts of Appeals: An Empirical Study (2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Chief Justice Roberts recently explained that he does not pay much attention to law review articles, reportedly stating that they are not “particularly helpful for practitioners and judges.” Chief Justice… [read post]
13 Mar 2013, 11:17 pm by legalinformatics
Several white papers from the 2012 Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice have been published as Occasional Papers by Harvard Journal of Law & Technology: John M. Greacen and William L. Jones: Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice: Analytical Framework Stephanie Kimbro: Using Technology to Unbundle in the Legal Services Community Marc Lauritsen: A Decision Space for Legal Service Delivery Susan Ledray: Virtual Services Whitepaper Richard Zorza:… [read post]
8 Mar 2010, 2:38 am by Editor
Nicole Black hosts Blawg Review #254 in celebration of International Women's Day, National Women's History Month and the 30th anniversary of the National Women's History Project. Hopefully, many of our followers will link to this Blawg Review #254 on their blogs and in their tweets on International Women's Day using the hastag #iwd on Twitter. [read post]
21 May 2012, 8:48 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Christina L. Boyd of the State University of New York (SUNY) – Department of Political Science, Professor David A. Hoffman of the Temple University School of Law and the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School, and colleagues, have posted Building a Taxonomy of Litigation: Clusters of Causes of Action in Federal Complaints. Here is the abstract: This project empirically explores civil litigation from its inception by examining the content of civil complaints. We utilize… [read post]
23 Sep 2010, 2:20 pm by William L. Pfeifer, Jr.
Image via Wikipedia This afternoon we added an Alabama Court Directory to the resources on this website. This directory lists the county courthouses across the State of Alabama, including their physical address and phone numbers. At a later date we'll add in the websites of the county courthouses that have a presence on the Internet. [...] [read post]
1 Jul 2010, 6:08 am by legalinformatics
Michael Poulshock, Esq., of Stanford University’s CodeX Center for Computers and Law has posted Rule-Based Legal Information Systems, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Poulshock describes Jureeka, his innovative, open software platform for modeling legal rules, and provides an introduction to digital legal information systems that represent and process laws as rules. Mr. Poulshock furnishes examples of notable… [read post]
25 Oct 2012, 2:36 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Sushant Sinha of Indian Kanoon has posted Faster and More Relevant Kanoon!, at the Indian Kanoon forums. He writes: A new release of IndianKanoon brings in the following changes: 1. A new tiering function that slims down the top tier and significantly improves the time taken to execute a query. 2. A new ranking function to improve relevance. 3. Improved word matching and abbreviations. A search of “adm jabalpur” will match “additional district magistrate… [read post]
21 Nov 2012, 12:30 am by legalinformatics
Journées européennes d’informatique juridique: European Legal e-Access Conference is being held 21-23 November 2012 in Paris. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #legalaccess2012 Click here for the conference program. Click here for abstracts and slides of some of the presentations. [read post]
15 Feb 2011, 3:24 pm by legalinformatics
Nick Holmes of infolaw has posted Accessible Law , on the VoxPopuLII Blog , published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Holmes discusses the state of the free access to law movement, and the challenges of making free law usable by ordinary citizens. Mr. Holmes describes FreeLegalWeb, his new free access to law service, that combines free primary law with expert legal commentary presented via blogs, to make the law more accessible to the people.… [read post]
5 Jun 2012, 8:24 pm by legalinformatics
I’ll be presenting a paper entitled Legal Narrative in the Citizens’ Panel: Identifying Theories to Explain Storytelling in a Small Group Deliberation about Ballot Initiatives, at NCA 2012: The 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, to be held 15-18 November 2012, in Orlando, Florida, USA. The paper has been accepted by the NCA Communication and Law Division. Here is the abstract: In this paper, three well-known scientific theories of legal narrative are… [read post]
24 Feb 2013, 3:32 pm by legalinformatics
Kelly Lynn Anders, JD has published Ethical Exits: When Lawyers and Judges Must Sever Ties on Social Media, Charleston Law Review, Vol. 7, 187-205 (2012-2013). Here is the abstract: This article addresses the very recent trend of requiring lawyers and judges to sever ties on social media, the professional implications of doing so, relevant rules governing judicial and attorney conduct, and a discussion of “best practices” for lawyers and judges to follow when social media connections… [read post]
11 Feb 2010, 8:21 pm by legalinformatics
[NOTE: Updated on 15 February 2010 to link directly to the call for papers and to specify the topics.] The Second Boulder Summer Conference on Legal Information: Teaching and Scholarship, will be held 8-10 July 2010, at the University of Colorado School of Law, in Boulder, Colorado, USA. A call for papers for the conference, with submission deadline of 19 March 2010, was distributed on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (AALL ALL-SIS)… [read post]
13 Aug 2010, 9:37 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Oren Gazal-Ayal of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, and Dr. Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Political Science Department and Federmann School of Public Policy, have published Let My People Go: Ethnic In-Group Bias in Judicial Decisions—Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment, 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies No. 3, pages 403-428 (2010). Here is the abstract: Does ethnic identity affect judicial decisions? We provide new evidence on ethnic biases… [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 7:28 pm by legalinformatics
Michael Lissner and Professor Dr. Brian Carver of University of California, Berkeley, have posted CourtListener: Where we are and where we’d like to go, at VoxPopuLII. Here is an excerpt: At CourtListener, we are making a free database of court opinions with the ultimate goal of providing the entire U.S. case-law corpus to the world for free and combining it with cutting-edge search and research tools. We–like most readers of this blog–believe that for justice to truly prevail, the… [read post]
2 Sep 2010, 10:56 pm by legalinformatics
A conference entitled Implementing the Durham Statement: Best Practices for Open Access Law Journals will be held 22 October 2010 at the Duke University Law School, in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The conference is being organized by Senior Associate Dean Richard A. Danner of Duke University Law School. Here is a description of the conference, from Dean Danner’s announcement: Sponsored by the Duke Law School J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Harvard Law Library: A workshop aimed at student… [read post]
1 Dec 2013, 7:58 pm by legalinformatics
Oanh Thi Tran, Bach Xuan Ngo, Professor Dr. Minh Le Nguyen, and Professor Dr. Akira Shimazu, all of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have published Automated reference resolution in legal texts, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: This paper investigates the task of reference resolution in the legal domain. This is a new interesting task in Legal Engineering research. The goal is to create a system which can automatically detect references and… [read post]
17 Sep 2009, 11:14 am by Editor
Colin Samuels was going to thank everyone for honoring him with another Blawg Review of the Year Award when someone grabbed the microphone... Hopefully, the ensuing controversy in the blogosphere and the twitterverse will be behind us by the time Colin and Mike take the stage for Blawg Review #230, a duet. [read post]
10 May 2010, 2:13 pm by legalinformatics
Abstracts are available — see under “Monday, 3 May,” the entries for “LIT Workshop” on right screen, and hold cursor over each paper title to see its abstract, or display the page source — for the papers presented at LIT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, held 3 May 2010, in Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with BIS 2010: The 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems. Filed under: Articles and papers, Conference papers,… [read post]
12 Jul 2011, 3:18 pm by legalinformatics
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act — formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act — has been approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC; formerly called the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, NCCUSL) at their annual meeting in Vail, Colorado, according to a ULC Twitter post. [Update 12 July 2011, 6:22 p.m. Pacific: Click here for the ULC's press release.] According to ULC, the vote was “45 [states] in favor, 1… [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 2:01 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Francien Dechesne of the Delft University of Technology Centre for Ethics and Technology, and colleagues, have published No smoking here: values, norms and culture in multi-agent systems , forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law . Here is the abstract: We use the example of the introduction of the anti-smoking legislation to model the relationship between the cultural make-up, in terms of values, of societies and the acceptance of and compliance with norms. We present two agent-based… [read post]