Quantitative Legal Prediction – or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Preparing for the Data Driven Future of the Legal Services Industry

Daniel Martin Katz, SSRN
Do I have a case? What is our likely exposure? How much is this going to cost? What will happen if we leave...
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Why Do We Respond to a Concession with Another Concession? Reciprocity and Compromise

Christian Thuderoz, Negotiation Journal
All negotiation processes involve an exchange of concessions, and compromise is an agreement based on mutual...
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The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution

Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics
Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution” (You...
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The Great A.I. Awakening

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New York Times Magazine
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services...
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SCOTUS Finally Agrees to Consider Whether Class Action Waivers Included in Employment Agreements Violate the NLRA

Beth Graham, Disputing
The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in three cases related to the legality of class...
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New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Projects
Robert Ambrogi, LawSites
A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects with which they need help. Notably, Legably has entered into a partnership with Clio to be integrated into its practice management platform, Legably’s founder Daniel P. Reilly told me earlier this week. This will allow attorneys who obtain work through Legably...

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Private Judges in Divorce
Margaret Ryznare, Family Law Prof Blog
From Vanity Fair: For the past four months, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has been plagued by the kind of accusations...

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In a Pittsburgh Casino, AI is Beating Poker Champions
Katherine Arcement, The Washington Post
The night before his newest poker competition was set to begin, Carnegie Mellon’s Tuomas Sandholm and his PhD student Noam Brown sat down to play a little No Limit Texas Hold’em against the main competition: the artificial intelligence program they designed called “Libratus.” “I was totally wrecked,” Sandholm told The Washington Post. The machine destroyed him. But he is not a serious poker player, so that’s not such a big achievement. For the past 13 days, however, Libratus has been...

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Facilitating the Discovery of Public Datasets
Natasha Noy, Google Research and Dan Brickley, Open Source Programs Office
There are many hundreds of data repositories on the Web, providing access to tens of thousands—or millions—of datasets....

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