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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Recent Posts

Randomness Pre‐Considered: Recognizing and Accounting for “De‐Randomizing” Events When Utilizing Random Judicial Assignment
Dane Thorley, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
This article contributes to the growing literature challenging the general assumption of and reliance on random judicial assignment by identifying common court procedures and practices that threaten unbiased causal inference. These “de‐randomizing” events, which include differing probabilities of assignment, post‐assignment judicial changes, nonrandom missingness, and nonrandom assignment itself, should be accounted for when making causal claims but are commonly either ignored or not even...

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Extensive ODR Bibliography
Leah Wing, Indisputably
The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is happy to announce the unveiling of a newly updated extensive Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) bibliography which is available on our website and here. It is wonderful to see so many new partners from the courts, alternative dispute resolution, and many other sectors joining the work of employing ODR worldwide to enhance access to justice in courts and ADR.  After more than twenty years, ODR’s relevance to our world...

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Applying Principles of Improvisation to Negotiation
Chet Harding, Negotiation Journal
Expanding on a theme explored in Negotiation Journal’s last special issue on critical moments, this paper looks at key principles of improvisation and how they may apply to critical moments in negotiation. Improvisational acting encourages us to explore the “what ifs” and to focus on the power of saying “yes” rather than “no”—and “yes, and” rather than “yes, but”—as we listen to and interact with one another. The misconceptions of the meaning of “yes, and” in business...

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"Reasonable Self-Doubt" by Malcai & Rivlin
Adam Kolber, Neuroethics & Law Blog
Sometimes, the availability of more evidence for a conclusion provides a reason to believe in its falsity. This counter-intuitive phenomenon is related to the idea of higher-order evidence, which has attracted broad interest in recent epistemological literature. Occasionally, providing more evidence for something weakens the case in its favor, by casting doubt on the probative value of other evidence of the same sort or on the fact-finder's cognitive performance. We analyze this phenomenon, discuss...

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