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15 Apr 2014, 8:33 am by Kathryn Hughes
Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 126 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. A Guide to Speech Recognition Software How Word for iPad Manages Your Documents Review: Fantastical 2.0 Top 10 Takeaways From ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Lawyer… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:49 am by a.burchfield@csuohio.edu
Law school stress can take an enormous toll on cognitive capacity, literally killing off brain cells and inhibiting learning. The bad news continues into the workforce: as a profession, lawyers suffer from depression at three times the rate of non-lawyers. A recent article published in Loyola Law Review by Debra S. Austin takes a look at the neuroscience behind education and suggests methods of neural self-hacking that can alleviate law school stress. The author identifies sources of chronic stress… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:37 am by
Karen E. Boxx, University of Washington School of Law, has published Shakespeare in the Classroom: How an Annual Student Production of King Lear Adds Dimension to Teaching Trusts and Estates at 58 St. Louis University Law Journal 751 (2014). Here is the abstract.King Lear is the archetypal story of the tension an difficulties in parent-child and sibling relationships. In a Trusts and Estates class, it reinforces the message that those relationships are the starting point and bedrock of this… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:33 am by
From Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylania School of LawKathryn T. Preyer ScholarsNamed after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her generosity to young legal historians, the program of Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars is designed to help legal historians at the beginning of their careers. At the annual meeting of the Society two younger legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:04 am by Erin Branigan
 The Commission on Legal Pluralism has announced a workshop on “Malinowski’s Concept of Law from the Native’s Point of View.” Bronislaw Malinowski’s 130th Birth Anniversary International Workshop. Time: 12-13 September, 2014. Place: Cracow (Poland). Organizers: Department of Sociology of Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland) and International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati (Spain). Participants are invited to send… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by beverlym
One of the more interesting ideas discussed at ABA TECHSHOW was the concept of crowdsourcing legal research using Casetext or Mootus: “On Casetext, judicial opinions and statutes are annotated with analysis by prominent law professors and attorneys at leading firms, giving … Continue reading → [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:36 am by Lucie Olejnikova
To follow up on our earlier post, titled Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period?, Daily Writing Tips blog outlines the historical perspective of this question in its newest blog post, One or Two Spaces After a Period?, written by Maeve Maddox. The author looks at the history of writing in an attempt to find out where did the ‘two space after period’ come from. The author further references two articles on this topic that document the evolution of the spacing convention: How… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and sentence http://t.co/dJILcsiPDt -> CBA National Magazine – Cloud computing http://t.co/s7EVhdHnAc -> My Ideas, My Boss’s Property http://t.co/Aw1zGp4bt7 -> Patent exhaustion:"Patent-by-patent" or "claim-by-claim"? http://t.co/5jsofb3mlO… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:22 am by By CHAD BRAY
At a brief hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Danny Martin Wilkinson, Darrell Paul Read and Colin John Goodman only spoke to confirm their identities. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Daniel Gibalevich
 Former Baseball Player Dies High in Crash On February 14th a former minor league baseball player did in a South Bay car crash. Thirty-seven year old, Christian Franco had drugs in his system as well as a high blood alcohol content. The medical examiner’s report showed that his blood alcohol content was almost three times the legal limit. Christian Franco was driving his Jaguar along the State Route 125 when he was killed in an early morning car crash.  According to the California… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 4:21 am by Andrew Lavoott Bluestone
Allentown, PA is the epicenter of this legal malpractice case.  A group of investors wanted to start a nightclub/bar, and started to explore the Pennsylvania countryside in order to locate the Volcano, where they would set up bar. Things did not go well.  Allentown was just not ready for the Volcano.  It was too loud, and its permits were not renewed.  The NY attorneys signed up to litigate, even though they were not admitted in PA.  The problem begins. It ends with a choice… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 4:05 am by Paul Caron
Today marks the ten-year anniversary of TaxProf Blog (and the nineteen-year anniversary of the TaxProf Email Discussion Group). I hope the blog has at least partially succeeded in its mission (announced in my very first post) to provide daily news and information of interest to law school tax professors and... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by The Editors
Question: After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do to make sure I stand out and get the work? Stacy Smith: Congratulations, your networking has paid off and you’ve secured the business development meeting that may result in a new client! Now, how do you distinguish yourself in a cluttered market? Focus on the client. Know the client. Who is… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by The Editors
Question: After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do to make sure I stand out and get the work? Stacy Smith: Congratulations, your networking has paid off and you’ve secured the business development meeting that may result in a new client! Now, how do you distinguish yourself in a cluttered market? Focus on the client. Know the client. Who is… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 2:37 am by Paul Caron
Daily Business Review: Nova's Law School Offering Professors Voluntary Buyouts: After 40 years as a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, Bruce Rogow—who has taught at the school since it first opened—delivered his final lecture last week. Rogow is one of dozens of tenured law professors to be offered buyouts... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:41 am by legalinformatics
Slides and handouts of many of the presentations at LSC TIG 2014: Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference, have been posted. The presentations concern the use of technology for improving access to justice. The conference was held 15-17 January in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtags for the event seem to have been #lsctig and #lsctig14 Click here for a storify of Twitter tweets from the event. HT David BonebrakeFiled… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 11:16 pm by Kevin O'Keefe
With the influx of capital into the legal industry, we’re seeing a number of lawyer-client matching sites. The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Smith referencing Priori Legal, LegalReach, and UpCounsel reports on the potential of online matchmaking services that promise to connect clients with lawyers. Small-business owners used to find lawyers largely by word-of-mouth. But that’s changing, as more people search for legal help online, says Jeffrey Van Winkle, a lawyer and chair-elect… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 9:33 pm by Lisa Needham
Even a person with the most passing interest in cloud storage likely has a Dropbox account, if for no other reason than that your Dropbox-loving friends invited you so they could collect that sweet additional-file-space bounty for doing so. When cloud syncing and storage was in its relative infancy, Dropbox was a miracle worker: a little piece of software that ensured you could stash stuff and grab it from anywhere without dragging USB sticks around or endlessly emailing things to yourself.These… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 9:33 pm by Lisa Needham
Even a person with the most passing interest in cloud storage likely has a Dropbox account, if for no other reason than that your Dropbox-loving friends invited you so they could collect that sweet additional-file-space bounty for doing so. When cloud syncing and storage was in its relative infancy, Dropbox was a miracle worker: a little piece of software that ensured you could stash stuff and grab it from anywhere without dragging USB sticks around or endlessly emailing things to yourself.These… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 3:39 pm by By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON
For Elizabeth Williams, a courtroom illustrator who has spent more than three decades depicting famous criminals through her drawings, the job is a study of character. [read post]