Why we [LexisNexis] Acquired Ravel Law

Jeff Pfeifer, LegalITInsider
To be successful in today’s competitive legal environment, lawyers need to make faster, more informed...
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Financial Times: Artificial Intelligence Closes In On The Work Of Junior Lawyers

Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog
“The 2020s will be the decade of disruption,” says Professor Richard Susskind, co-author of The Future...
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Law Schools and Law Students Both Benefit from Hands-on Experiential Learning Programs

Christy Burke, LegalTech Lever
Don Philbin, a top-ranked mediator in Texas as well as adjunct faculty member and double alumnus at Pepperdine...
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@United and @AmericanAir Prove #Apology Theory

Donald R. Philbin, Jr., ADRtoolbox.com and Picture it Settled
Researchers have recently studied the impact of apologies in averting and resolving disputes. But not even...
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What Solo and Small Firms Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Here’s the good news: robot lawyers are not taking over, despite emerging applications for artificial...
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When Should I Be in the Middle? I’ve Looked at Life from Both Sides Now
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, SSRN
This autobiographical essay outlines both a personal origin story of entrance into the field of conflict resolution and mediation and some of the origin issues of the field itself. From political commitments to social justice, to individual, commercial, familial, national, political and international conflict, when is mediation appropriate and when not? What issues in conflict resolution should be handled in authoritative public fora and when does it make more sense to allow creative party tailoring...

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Why Do Basketball Teams Have a Home-Court Advantage? Travel?
Emma Young, BPS Research Digest
When the US National Basketball Association (NBA) was forced to pause the season due to Covid-19 on March 11 last year, the fans were naturally devastated. When the season resumed five months later, with the top 22 teams bubbled together and playing every game in Orlando, Florida, this was great news for the sport, and the fans — and a pair of US researchers. Andrew McHill at Oregon Health and Science University and Evan Chinoy at Leidos Inc, in San Diego, realised that the restart provided a perfect...

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Technology‐Driven Alteration of Nonverbal Cues and its Effects on Negotiation
Raiyan Abdul Baten and Ehsan Hoque, Negotiation Journal
A person’s appearance, identity, and other nonverbal cues can substantially influence how one is perceived by a negotiation counterpart, potentially impacting the outcome of the negotiation. With recent advances in technology, it is now possible to alter such cues through real‐time video communication. In many cases, a person’s physical presence can explicitly be replaced by 2D/3D representations in live interactive media. In other cases, technologies such as deepfake can subtly and implicitly...

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Jurors in Short Supply as Courts Resume Trials Amid Pandemic
Allie Reed, Bloomberg Law
State courts attempting to resume jury trials have plenty of plexiglass, hand sanitizer, and masks. Finding enough jurors is another matter. “Nobody wants to serve,” said Lorna Alksne, the presiding judge for the Superior Court in San Diego, which has had an unusually low 5% yield on jury summonses in advance of its first trial this month since last fall.

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