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Category Archives: Legal Research
by Erik Adams Anyone who has watched a child learning to do math will have heard the complaint that doing it by hand shouldn’t be necessary in the age of calculators. Or, I suppose, in the age of the Calculator app, … Continue reading
by Dean Duane Strojny Let’s face it. The cost of the current big three legal research databases is staggering. Over the years, both Lexis and Westlaw tend to have multi-year price increases followed by multi-year price holds. This lulls directors … Continue reading
by Erik Adams In the movie “Edge of Tomorrow” Tom Cruise’s character is forced to re-live a horrible battle against space aliens over and over until he can master the timing and moves necessary to survive and win the day. … Continue reading
by Jamie Baker As you may know, Lexis recently finished a report called, Summer Associates Identify Writing and Legal Research Skills Required on the Job, reporting on the responses of 330 summer associates working in large U.S. law firms (with over … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz Whenever I prepare to teach legal research to law students, I try my best to imagine what learning legal research is like from their perspective. Admittedly, this was much easier to do when I first got the … Continue reading
By Christine Anne George Monday was Mean Girls Day (the date was chosen due to a particular scene in the movie). Among the many things Mean Girls has gifted us is a particular line that, from time to time, applies to … Continue reading
by Erik Adams In April several news sources reported that the law firm of Baker Hostetler had hired a legal robot called ROSS. This artificial intelligence system, built on IBM’s famous Watson system, automates legal tasks like research and the … Continue reading