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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A Game Changer For Zoom Classes: Live Transcription By Otter.ai
Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog
Josh Blackman (South Texas), A Game Changer for Zoom Classes: Live Transcription by Otter.ai: I've discovered a game-changer. It is possible to automatically transcribe a Zoom call in real-time. Yes. As you speak, closed captions are generated. And, a running transcript is created that students can access during, or after class. The software is known as Otter.ai. And it now interacts with Zoom. The easiest way to understand how this software works is to review a transcript. Here...

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SwRI to test AI-created flying car designs
Jeannette E. Garcia, San Antonio Business Journal
Southwest Research Institute received a four-year, $7.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to test air taxi designs created by artificial intelligence systems, according to a Tuesday news release. Austin Whittington, a senior computer scientist at San Antonio-based SwRI and the project's principal investigator, will lead a team that will analyze the AI’s designs and evaluate its capabilities for air taxis — electric flying vehicles that carry a few passengers...

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How Should You Ask for Forgiveness?
Angela Duckworth, Freakonomics
Link to podcast below. Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode: SOURCES Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.Marty Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Positive Psychology Center.Ben Ho, economist at Vassar College.John List, economist at the University of Chicago.Christine Carter, author...

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SCOTX to Hear Reinstated Petition in Oil & Gas Arbitration Dispute
Beth Graham, Disputing
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to hear oral argument following reinstatement of a petition for review regarding whether a non-signatory assignee may be compelled to arbitration following an indemnity dispute.  The facts of the case were discussed in a previous Disputing blog post: In Wagner Oil Co. v. Apache Corp., No. 19-0243, Texas-based Wagner Oil Company (“WOC”) purchased certain Louisiana oil and gas assets from Apache Corporation by executing...

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