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Slaying the US News Law School Rankings Dragon

Teach Privacy: “The battle against the US News Law School Rankings has finally begun. After decades of groaning and grumbling about how bad the rankings are, many top law schools have said they are withdrawing from the rankings, including 7 out of the top 10. I applaud this move, but I fear that law schools might break out the champagne too early. The battle might be won, but the war might ultimately be lost unless law schools do more than just withdraw. Law schools aren’t really dropping out of the rankings; they are just pledging to refuse to submit certain data that US News wants. US News issued a statement declaring that it will continue ranking whether law schools cooperate or not. The dragon hasn’t been slain; it’s just not going to get some of the food it wants.”

Why Six Top-Ranked Law Schools Left U.S. News in the Dust This Week

Slate: “This essay was adapted from David Lat’s Substack, Original Jurisdiction. Subscribe here. “Wednesday brought huge news to the world of legal education: Yale Law School withdrew from the highly influential U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, and Harvard Law School followed shortly thereafter. The schools announced the decisions on their websites, posting statements from YLS… Continue Reading

How Oil & Gas Funding Distorts Energy Research

Gizmodo: “Prominent energy centers at MIT, Stanford, and Columbia may be biased toward natural gas because of funding, a new study says Journalists like me often seek out academics for comment and insight on stories related to the energy transition, since these professors have often done in-depth research into various fuel sources and their impacts.… Continue Reading

The Myth of Online Privacy: Risks, Dangers, and Solutions

MakeUseOf: “Privacy these days means something completely different than it did even a decade ago. And the only things we have to blame for this are the internet and ourselves. In the age of the internet, we’re only as “private” as the tools we use allow us to be, which isn’t much. While you rejoice… Continue Reading

Apple Is Tracking You Even When Its Own Privacy Settings Say It’s Not, New Research Says

Gizmodo: “An independent test suggests Apple collects data about you and your phone when its own settings promise to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether. For all of Apple’s talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones do have a privacy setting that is… Continue Reading

Environmental Social Governance, Social Enterprise, and Your Practice

ABA: “Over the last few decades, environmental social governance (ESG) and social enterprise have permeated the mainstream economy. Lawyers who increase their understanding of these concepts and even incorporate them into their own law practice are more likely to maintain relevance and appeal with clients and employees. This article takes a topline look at social… Continue Reading

New Zoom Mail and Calendar Give Workers a ‘Toggle Tax’ Break

Zoom Blog: “Today at Zoomtopia, we announced the next step in our platform evolution, the beta of new productivity tools: Zoom Mail and Calendar Clients and Zoom Mail and Calendar Services.  These new products work together with the communication and collaboration offerings already available within Zoom Meetings, Phone, Whiteboard, and Team Chat. Now, teams can… Continue Reading

Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks

MIT Technology Review: “…A massive tech platform like Twitter is built upon very many interdependent parts. “The larger catastrophic failures are a little more titillating, but the biggest risk is the smaller things starting to degrade,” says Ben Krueger,  a site reliability engineer who has more than two decades of experience in the tech industry.… Continue Reading

Presenter’s Guide Series Part III:  The Many Benefits of Question Forms

Via LLRX – Presenter’s Guide Series Part III:  The Many Benefits of Question Forms – In the third in his series on presentations, Jerry Lawson, recommends a simple yet powerful tool that presenters can use to improve presentation quality, especially in some special situations: Requiring audience members to submit all questions in writing. Continue Reading

8 Ways to Convince Your Organisation to Invest in Legal Tech

Artifical Lawyer: “All law firms and in-house legal functions know that legal tech is the future. Law is fundamentally about information – laws, precedents, documents – and therefore data. Apply tech to data to manage it efficiently and you give yourself and your clients an edge. But what technology? And once you find a solution,… Continue Reading

Keep your family’s internet private with Total Cookie Protection on Firefox

Mozilla Distilled: “By the time a kid turns 13, more than 72 million pieces of personal data have been collected about them on the internet, according to a 2018 report. These can include name, date of birth, address, family members, where they hang out, the people they interact with, what they do in the classroom,… Continue Reading

The Top 19 Tools For Managing Social Media Accounts

Search Engine Journal: “Social media has become a massive part of brand marketing strategy. And managing multiple accounts can be pretty overwhelming. How do you stay organized? What tools should you use to manage social media accounts? Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, have evolved into a significant source of information for millions… Continue Reading