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Thinking or Acting Like A Lawyer? What We Don’t Know About Legal Education and are Afraid to Ask

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie J., Thinking or Acting Like A Lawyer? What We Don’t Know About Legal Education and are Afraid to Ask (January 23, 2019). Book chapter in The State of Legal Education Research: Then and Now and Tomorrow (Ben Golder, Marina Nehme, Alex Steel and Prue Vines, eds. TaylorFrancis/Routledge, Forthcoming 2019; UC Irvine School of… Continue Reading

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

The New York Times – A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance. “Automation is splitting the American labor force into two worlds. There is a small island of highly educated professionals making good wages at corporations like Intel or Boeing, which… Continue Reading

How to Succeed in Legal Writing by Really Trying

Lebovits, Gerald, How to Succeed in Legal Writing by Really Trying (September 1, 2018). Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, How to Succeed in Legal Writing by Really Trying, 90 N.Y. St. B.J. 61 (Sept. 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277191 – “This column addresses how to make someone competent at legal writing if they currently are… Continue Reading

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end – “Almost everything you hear about artificial intelligence today is thanks to deep learning. This category of algorithms works by using statistics to find patterns in data, and it has proved immensely powerful in mimicking human… Continue Reading

First Steps to Writing Your Research Paper

SSRN blog: “Expectations for page and word count aside, the more complex your paper is the more daunting the thought of starting it can be. If you are a career researcher you may have been studying the outcome of your thesis for months, even years. If you are a student, you are likely trying to condense… Continue Reading

Teaching Legal Research and Writing Fall 2018 issue available online

Via Mary Whisner – Perspectives Teaching Legal Research and Writing Vol. 26, No. 2 Fall 2018 – Download Complete Issue Table of Contents – you can download each article directly: Finding Your Muse by Professor Abigail L. Perdue A Structural Approach to Case Synthesis, Fact Application, and Persuasive Framing of the Law By Professors Lara… Continue Reading

Humanics – A Way to robot-proof your career

BBC: To prepare for a future where AI will likely disrupt entire industries, some say we’ll have to rethink how we educate future generations – “Estimates about how much of the workforce could be automated vary from about 9% to 47%. The consultancy McKinsey estimates up to 800 million workers globally could be displaced by… Continue Reading

Public’s 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security

Pew – The U.S. Public’s 2019 Policy Priorities: – Growing share sees ‘great deal of difference’ between the parties: “At the outset of Donald Trump’s third year in office, the public’s to-do list for the president and the 116th Congress spans domains with the economy, health care costs, education and preventing terrorism all cited as… Continue Reading

How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians

Preferred citation: ​Alison J. Head, John Wihbey, P. Takis Metaxas, Margy MacMillan, and Dan Cohen, “How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians,” Project Information Literacy Research Institute. (October 16, 2018). “The News Study research report presents findings about how a sample of U.S. college students gather information and engage with… Continue Reading

Gendered Languages May Play a Role in Limiting Women’s Opportunities

World Bank: “In many developing countries, women face significant barriers to their equal participation in society. While some of these barriers are easy to see, a new line of research is uncovering a surprising and less obvious possibility: the very structure of certain languages may shape gender norms in a way that limits women’s opportunities…At… Continue Reading

OECD – Trends Shaping Education 2019

Trends Shaping Education 2019 – Centre for Educational Research and Innovation – “Did you ever wonder whether education has a role to play in preparing our societies for an age of artificial intelligence? Or what the impact of climate change might be on our schools, families and communities? Trends Shaping Education examines major economic, political,… Continue Reading

A Fine Way to Encourage Reading

Know I Know: “Imagine a bookstore that worked on a membership program — instead of buying books, you rented them. And instead of paying a per-book rental fee, they baked that cost into the cost of the membership. There are some limits on the number of books you can rent out at a time, but… Continue Reading