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

Premonition
Here’s the good news: robot lawyers are not taking over, despite emerging applications for artificial...
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Overconfidence Can Be Transmitted From Person To Person
Emma Young, BPS Research Digest
There will always be some people within a group who are more confident than others. But some groups as a whole tend towards modesty — as with the !Kung hunters of the Kalahari Desert, for example, who deliberately downplay their own achievements and efforts. However, the opposite can also occur — and widespread overconfidence can of course become a problem, as with the US energy company Enron, whose “culture of arrogance” ultimately led to its downfall. These two examples...

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What is an Appropriate Measure of Litigation? Quantification, Qualification and Differentiation of Dispute Resolution
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, SSRN
This article reviews the claims about rates of litigation in the United States, as either “too much” or “too little” (e.g. “The Vanishing Trial”). While we need to understand aggregate litigation rates to assess access to justice, it may be more important to understand litigation rates in the context of differentiated case types. Litigation, in some cases, produces too “brittle” (binary) or costly outcomes, which is what led to the American “A” (alternative/appropriate) Dispute...

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Inazu on Reasonableness
Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog
John D. Inazu (Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law) has posted Beyond Unreasonable (Nebraska Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: The concept of “reasonableness” permeates the law: the “reasonable person” determines the outcome of torts and contracts disputes, the criminal burden of proof requires factfinders to conclude “beyond a reasonable doubt;” claims of self-defense succeed or fail on reasonableness determinations But as any first-year...

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Find Legal Authority For Any Text On The Web With Chrome Extension from ROSS
Bob Ambrogi, LawSites
The legal research company ROSS Intelligence today introduced an extension for the Chrome web browser that lets you highlight text anywhere online and search for related legal authority. From any web page, email or embedded PDF, highlight the text you want to research, right click, and select the option “find similar language.” That runs a search on ROSS that retrieves cases related to the text.

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