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Month: May 2017

Sharing some legaltech food for thought

Sharing some legaltech food for thought

I have been bitten by a peculiar bug: legal technology. And as much as I am already tiring of such terms as ‘practice-ready’ and ‘disruption of the legal sector’, I am rather fascinated about legal tech, and trying to anticipate changes to the legal ecosystem (firms & solo practices, law schools, courts, bar associations, other professional associations, vendors, etc.). A long time ago, I was a fairly profilic blogger, and that experience led me down some pretty interesting pathways to…

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And You Get An ArXiv, And You Get An ArXiv, And You Get An ArXiv

And You Get An ArXiv, And You Get An ArXiv, And You Get An ArXiv

(Yes, this is old news, but it gives me a chance to use this GIF) Given the concerns over Elsevier’s purchase of SSRN, people have been lauding the arrival of alternative online archives for social science scholarship. Now, legal scholars can rejoice: the Center for Open Science has launched a preprints service for legal research and scholarship called LawArXiv. The open access, open source repository has 3 non-profits and an academic library collaborating on the effort: Legal Information Preservation Alliance,…

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A change of scenery

A change of scenery

I haven’t been very vocal, but I think I have a decent excuse – I moved back to California from Washington around the holidays, and I’ve been getting back up to speed. But coming up this summer, I’m also changing things up professionally by attending the AALL Annual Conference. How different it will be from SLA Annual, I’m not sure, but I’m also looking forward to seeing Austin in all of its heat and glory.