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Category Archives: Education

Save papers to read later

Google Scholar Blog: Found an interesting paper and don’t have time to read it right now? Today we are adding a reading list to your Scholar Library to help you save papers and read them later. You can also use it to save papers you find off-campus but want to read on-campus where you have access to the full text, or papers you find on your smartphone but want to read on a larger screen. To add a paper to your reading list, click “Save” and add the “Reading list” label. To use this feature, you need to be signed in to your Google account…”

Martin Luther King Jr. said more than 35 words

Popular Information: “Martin Luther King Jr. wrote several books, delivered hundreds of speeches and sermons, and produced a massive quantity of documents and correspondence. The King Papers, a collection of King’s writings and published by the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, spans 14 volumes, each about 750 pages…” Our… Continue Reading

Supreme Court overturns OSHA mandate, affects 2/3 of all US workers

Poynter – Al Tompkins: “The quick version of the story is this: A majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that if Congress wishes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be able to require private-sector workers to be vaccinated or undergo testing, then Congress should say so in legislation. Short of that, the court… Continue Reading

Law Journals, Biomedical Journals, and Restraint of Trade

Curfman, Gregory, Law Journals, Biomedical Journals, and Restraint of Trade (November 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3972379 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3972379 “Scholarly law journals permit manuscripts to be submitted to multiple law journals simultaneously, while scholarly biomedical journals generally require that manuscripts be submitted to a single journal at a time. This article compares and contrasts the… Continue Reading

New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis adds additional reports

Follow up to previous posting – New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis, The Modes of Constitutional Analysis Parts 1-5 have expanded to include Parts 6-8. The Modes of Constitutional Analysis: Moral Reasoning and the National Ethos (Part 6), Brandon J. Murrill, Jan 13, 2022 The Modes of Constitutional Analysis: Structuralism (Part 7), Brandon… Continue Reading

Share of those 65 and older who are tech users has grown in the past decade

Pew Research Center: “Younger adults are often more likely than their elders to be earlier adopters of innovations, and that has been true for many digital technologies since Pew Research Center began documenting their use. There are still notable differences in tech use between U.S. adults under 30 and those 65 and older. But on… Continue Reading

Striking findings from 2021

Pew – “…here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year. These 15 findings cover subjects ranging from extreme weather to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing demographic shifts in the United States. And they represent just a small slice of the year’s full list of research publications…” Continue Reading

Assessing Heinonline as a Source of Scholarly Impact Metrics

Wallace, Karen L. and Lutkenhaus, Rebecca and Hanson, David B., Assessing Heinonline as a Source of Scholarly Impact Metrics (December 1, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3974109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3974109 “After the February 2019 U.S. News & World Report announcement of a planned law school scholarly impact ranking based on HeinOnline data, law schools accelerated efforts to… Continue Reading

Online Legal Education in Canada

Habermacher, Adrien, Online Legal Education in Canada (December 8, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3979034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3979034 “This report compares the development of online legal education in Canada prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is pan-Canadian in scope and encompasses both the university legal education (qualifying education) and continuing education for already-qualified lawyers in… Continue Reading

What Personality Are You? How the Myers-Briggs Test Took over the World

The Guardian: “I am a born executive. I am obsessed with efficiency and detached from my emotions. I share similarities with Margaret Thatcher and Harrison Ford. I am among 2% of the general population, and 1% of women. People like us are highly motivated by personal growth, and occasionally ruthless in the pursuit. We make… Continue Reading

Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web

Internet Archive Blogs: “The World Wide Web started with so much promise: to connect people across any distance, to allow anyone to become a publisher, and to democratize access to knowledge. However, today the Web seems to be failing us. It’s not private, secure, or unifying. The internet has, in large part, ended up centralizing… Continue Reading

Yale, Georgetown, Other Top Schools Illegally Collude to Limit Student Financial Aid, Lawsuit Alleges

Wall Street Journal (paywall – alternate source/ Yale Daily News) – “Sixteen major U.S. universities, including Yale University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University, are being sued for alleged antitrust violations because of the way they work together to determine financial-aid awards for students. According to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court late Sunday by… Continue Reading