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The Elephant in the Virtual Law Classroom: Different Perspectives but a Common Loss

Perez, Tiffany, The Elephant in the Virtual Law Classroom: Different Perspectives but a Common Loss (May 1, 2021). Compliance Elliance Journal 2021 , Available at SSRN: or “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, law schools had to pivot to virtual legal education quickly. In the wake of the pandemic, scholars have eagerly written about… Continue Reading

Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book)

Janis, Mark David and Sichelman, Ted M. and Allison, John R. and Cotter, Thomas F. and Cotropia, Christopher Anthony and Karshtedt, Dmitry and Lefstin, Jeffrey A. and Rantanen, Jason and Taylor, David O. and Tu, Shine (Sean), Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book) (May 6, 2021). UC Hastings Research Paper, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:… Continue Reading

Robert Mueller Will Share Lessons From Special Counsel Investigation During UVA Law Course

University of Virginia School of Law: “Robert S. Mueller III ’73 will participate in a University of Virginia School of Law course taking students inside the investigation that dominated headlines during the Trump administration. Taught by Aaron Zebley ’96 and two other former senior members of Mueller’s team, the course will offer an inside look at… Continue Reading

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: A Free Online Course from UVA

Open Culture: “Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector shows how and why human-centered design is a powerful tool. Offered by the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the course lets students “view design thinking success stories from around the world, in areas as diverse as government, health care,… Continue Reading

8 Google Docs Add-Ons to Improve Your Citation and Bibliography

MakeUseOf: “Referencing isn’t just for academic papers. You can use reliable primary sources to back up your blog posts on science. The tricky part is making sure your citations and bibliography are correct. Fortunately, Google Docs comes with add-ons that help you cite sources and compile them. Here are eight apps that save you time… Continue Reading

How The Tulsa Race Massacre Caused Decades of Harm

The Atlantic – “The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was over in less than 24 hours, but the damage that the city’s Black citizens suffered went on for decades. Indeed, the full magnitude of the community’s economic loss is still coming into focus even on the centennial of the event—in part because new digital tools… Continue Reading

Library Learning Analytics

portal: Libraries and the Academy, Library Learning Analytics: Addressing the Relationship between Professional, Research, and Publication Ethics Vol. 21, No. 3 (2021), pp. 417–423. Copyright © 2021 by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD 21218. “The advent of and increasing interest in learning analytics among researchers, practitioners, and administrators alike has academic librarians questioning what… Continue Reading

Building global open-access knowledge on Digital Self-Determination

“The Berkman Klein Center’s latest Research Sprint, co-hosted with Digital Asia Hub, explored digital self-determination, a multi-faceted concept that includes ownership and agency over one’s data, and what it means cross-culturally and through various lenses, including for example how digital self-determination can and should play out in areas such as health, the gig economy, and… Continue Reading

Stephen Hawking’s archive will be digitized and made freely available

A treasure trove of archive papers and personal objects – from Hawking’s seminal works on theoretical physics to scripts from episodes of The Simpsons – are to be divided between two of the UK’s leading cultural institutions following a landmark Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) agreement on behalf of the nation.  The £4.2m AIL agreement between… Continue Reading

How to take your best ever photos with your iPhone or Android phone

CNET – “Taking stunning, professional-standard photographs that’ll rack up the Instagram likes isn’t just for the realm of wealthy photographers with the best dSLRs. Today’s superphones like the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21 Ultra or other great Android phones can take awesome images that’ll rival many proper cameras. Or perhaps you’re using an older phone… Continue Reading

Critical Legal Research: Who Needs It?

Mignanelli, Nicholas, Critical Legal Research: Who Needs It? (April 20, 2021). 112 Law Library Journal 327 (2020), Available at SSRN: “This article builds on prior works to develop a framework for practicing and teaching Critical Legal Research in such a way as “to prepare a free relationship” between the researcher and AI-powered legal research.… Continue Reading

Embedding Graduate Resilience into Legal Education for a Disrupted 21St Century

Susler, Ozlem and Babacan, Alperhan, Embedding Graduate Resilience into Legal Education for a Disrupted 21St Century (January 22, 2021). International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2021, Available at SSRN: “A fundamental role of education in legal education is to ensure that graduates are adequately prepared for professional practice as… Continue Reading