Attention Bob Morse: this is quite important in using Hein for a scholarly impact study (UPDATED--SEE BELOW, IMPORTANT!)

The point is due to Robert Anderson (Pepperdine): "[T]o the extent that interdisciplinary work has an impact in law, it will be cited in law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
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Attention Bob Morse: this is quite important in using Hein for a scholarly impact study

The point is due to Robert Anderson (Pepperdine): "[T]o the extent that interdisciplinary work has an impact in law, it will be cited in law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Hein, Brian Leiter, Bob Morse, Robert Anderson Pepperdine

Houston-Area Suburbs Now Suffering From Feral Hogs

Houston Chronicle: If you have noticed more feral hogs in your Houston-area neighborhood recently, you are not alone. Neighbors across the Greater Houston report the wild animals are more frequently making their way into their subdivisions and streets, leaving properties destroyed in their wake. The Houston area is not unfamiliar with the battle between feral hogs and residents; last year the Chronicle reported hogs were disrupting neighbors in Liberty and San Jacinto counties; taking over  Spr...
Tags: Texas, Animals, Military, Alaska, Houston, Moose, South, State, Houston Chronicle, San Jacinto, Chronicle, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Feral Hogs, Greater Houston, Spring Tomball, Texas A M Natural Resources Institute

5 Ways to Claim Life Insurance After a Death

A life insurance policy is paid off by an insurer to the beneficiaries after the sudden death of a policyholder. The insurer can pay the proceeds from the policy in lump sums or installments. The benefits are paid off after the verification of the documents presented. The insurer reviews the policy and authenticates the beneficiaries’ documents and proof of death availed before any payout is made. There are many ways to claim payments for a life insurance policy. You can use any of the options ...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Ways to Claim Life Insurance

OKC Police Chief Denounces Constitutional Carry Law

Via reader Mike: The leader of the state’s largest police department on Friday denounced the new “constitutional carry” law as a step in the wrong direction. “Saying that it makes communities safer, that’s (a) pretty tired and old statement, as far as I’m concerned,” said Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty. “That’s not the case. We should be going the other direction and be more responsible about who we have carrying guns in this country.” You jackass.  Assume that everyone is carrying a g...
Tags: Police, Military, Oklahoma City, Mike, OKC Police

Australia’s Rising Suicide Rate Sparks Calls For National Target To Reduce Deaths

News from down under: There are calls for a national target to reduce Australia’s suicide rate as new statistics show 3,128 Australians took their own life in 2017. This represents 262 more deaths than the previous year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released national data on Wednesday that showed intentional self-harm is now ranked the 13th leading cause of death, moving up from 15th position in 2016. Australia’s suicide rate is now at 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people. This is equal to 2015...
Tags: Australia, Military, Gun Control, Morrison, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Gun Control

Why Allowing Alternative Business Structures Could Help Articling Students

Recently the Toronto Star published an article on abusive workplaces for articling students. Although the broad range of abuse was not covered, it has been noted before by Dean Adam Dodek that the abuse ranges from unpaid or underpaid work, termination without cause, harassment, and the absence of proper supervision or feedback. In response, Dean Dodek called on the Law Societies to investigate the abuse of articling students. He suggested that qualitative and quantitative research be done. I wo...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Toronto Star, Hadfield, Adam Dodek, Dodek, Practice Of Law, Gillian Hadfield, Articling, Abusive Articling Workplaces, Alternative Business S, Ethics of Articling

Have Fun In Prison, Little Boy

News from Washington: Sheriffs in Okanogan County have arrested a man accused of posting Facebook death threats directed at Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and other Washington state Sheriffs after they announced their opposing of Inititative-1639. Late Wednesday morning, a search warrant was served at the residence of 23-year-old Jaydin Ledford. The investigation began on Feb. 4 after death threats surfaced from a Facebook account, stating that “Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in h...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Fbi, Military, Karl Marx, South, Spokane County, Okanogan County, Ozzie Knezovich, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Ledford, JTTF, Jaydin Ledford, Omak Police, Okanogan County Jail

At the Wednesday Night Cafe...

... you can talk talk talk. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

Emotional outbursts as ADA-protected disabilities

The term hysteria comes from the Greek word hysterika, meaning Uterus. In ancient Greece it was believed that a wandering and discontented Uterus was blamed for that dreaded female ailment of excessive emotion, hysteria. The disease's symptoms were believed to be dictated by where in the body the offending organ roamed. It was not religious belief but a social belief. Hysteria Less than two months after Jessica Mullen's hysterectomy, she applied...
Tags: Greece, Law, Ada, Mullen, Fisher, Frances Fisher, Prentiss, Merry, Jon Hyman, Jessica Mullen, Julie Prentiss, Rachel Merry Mullen

Episode 30: Chicago-Kent’s Debbie Ginsberg on the Value of Women in Legal Tech

On the 30th episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent Law Library. Debbie was recently quoted in’s “Where Are All the Women in Legal Tech?” So we cut right to the chase and ask that question to Debbie. She says that there are lots of women in legal tech, but that those putting on tech conferences need to take more action toward actively recruiting women for speaker and presenter opportunities. One profession where w...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Women In Tech, Jason, Conferences, Ginsberg, Greg, Debbie, Cho, Debbie She, American Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians, Marlene, Obama Presidential Library, Zena Applebaum

Round Up: Faxing for Lawyers, AI and the Law, Legal Billing Software, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles since January: The facts about the 21st-century fax—and how lawyers can use it to their advantage - ABA Journal  I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Lawyer Overlords - Above the Law Legal Tech Disruption And Stagnancy At Legalweek 2019 - Abo...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack

It’s Rankings Day — See Also

THE U.S. NEWS LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS HAVE LEAKED: Let's everybody go read. ROBERT KRAFT LAWYERS UP: Quinn Emanuel, come on down. SANTA MONICA BOUND: Biglaw firm opens new office to support tech. TWO MONTHS OFF, WHERE DO I SIGN UP? Oh, it's unpaid. Hard pass. DO YOU USE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT YOUR LAW SCHOOL? Maybe you should.
Tags: Law, Robert Kraft, Quinn Emanuel, See Also

Doctor In The House

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney who has never been admitted in the jurisdiction This attorney discipline case involves conduct of an out-of-state attorney during her representation of a Maryland resident in a toxic mold case. While... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Maryland, Law, House, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

A No Know

The Minnesota Supreme Court vacated an admonition on finding no violation of Rule 3.4(c). The court recites at length the communications between the lawyer and client/complainant and found no knowing violation had been proven in his failing to respond to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

South Carolina: Insurer May Sue Counsel For Malpractice

The South Carolina Supreme Court has answered one of two certified questions in a legal malpractice case Sentry Select Insurance Company brought a legal malpractice lawsuit in federal district court against the lawyer it hired to defend its insured in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Sentry Select Insurance Company

TX marijuana reform news, notes, and questions

Grits' analysis of prospects for marijuana penalty reform haven't changed since the beginning of the legislative session. Full-blown Colorado-style legalization is off the table this year, but penalty reduction for user-level marijuana possession has an excellent chance.The Republican Party in its platform has endorsed one proposal making possession of up to one ounce of marijuana a civil penalty, a measure embodied in Speaker Pro Tempore Joe Moody's HB 63, which received an early hearing this w...
Tags: Texas, Law, Senate, Gop, House, Republican Party, San Antonio, Abbott, TX, Texas Department of Public Safety, Moody, Texas Tribune, Dan Patrick, Dallas County, Express News, Gritsforbreakfast

Guest Post on Patent Eligibility and Investment: A Survey

Guest Post by David O. Taylor, Associate Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law. Professor Taylor recently drafted an article summarizing the results of a survey of venture capitalists and private equity investors. The survey explores how the Supreme Court’s recent patent eligibility cases have influenced firm decisions to invest in companies developing technology. -Jason Numerous inventors, lawyers, companies, industry groups, professors, and judges have decried the Supreme Court’s recent...
Tags: Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Congress, Court, United States, Taylor, Patent, Clark, Alice Corp, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, CLS Bank, Mayo Collaborative Services, Intellectual Property Owners Association, SMU Dedman School

Trump Administration Will Ask Military to Shelter Up to 5,000 Migrant Children

Federal officials intend to ask the Pentagon for help sheltering up to 5,000 migrant children crossing the U.S. southern border without a parent, marking an expansion of the Defense Department’s role in the Trump Administration’s hardline policy toward undocumented immigrants. The request is expected to come not long after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Military, Pentagon, Defense Department, U S Customs, Trump Administration, Trump Administration Will Ask Military

Will the SHTF predictions to be correct this time

Most people in my area are absolutely positive that everything is soon going to hell in a hand-basket. The signs are all here. In 1970, I was told that we were in big trouble and I believed it. I bought a case of "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" books and gave them away wherever and to whomever I could. I became a local chapter leader of the John Birch Society, with the Society library, and I did my part to try to show Congressmen and Senators that genocide was coming and that the Illuminat...
Tags: Russia, Society, Idaho, Weapon, Washington State, General Discussion, John Birch Society

Robert Kraft Is Turning To Biglaw To Fight Prostitution Charges

Quinn Emanuel doesn't usually handle misdemeanors, but, here we are.
Tags: Law, Prostitution, Football, Sports, Human Trafficking, Biglaw, Robert Kraft, Quinn Emanuel, Bob Kraft

"Retiring early isn’t just about saving up enough money... It’s also a huge emotional and ideological transition."

"One big question I struggled with is, how can I be a feminist and believe we need more women leaders in the workplace, and then retire early and remove myself from my leadership role? But once I started planning to leave, I got much better at helping other women at work because I stopped competing with them.... People will say, 'You write a blog so you’re not retired,' but I’ve made zero dollars from it.... It’s funny — I’ve realized that I actually like working. I’m wired to want to work. I’m ...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Retirement, Blogging, Mark, Ann Althouse

The Tyranny of Fair Use (Part III): A Judge’s Critique, Explosive Data, and One Sad Saga

The increasingly muddy morass of the “fair use” doctrine.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Pierre Leval, Small Law Firms, Scott Alan Burroughs

It’s Time to Teach Young People How to Stop Being So Offended

'Giving offense is the price of diversity, not an impediment to diversity'
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Society, Debate

I Didn’t Ask My Law School For Mental Health Support. Here Is Why.

I wonder if the seven years of struggle would have been cut short if I had the option to speak with someone who cared.
Tags: Law, Eating Disorders, Law Schools, Brian Cuban

I Didn’t Not Ask My Law School For Mental Health Support. Here Is Why.

I wonder if the seven years of struggle would have been cut short if I had the option to speak with someone who cared.
Tags: Law, Eating Disorders, Law Schools, Brian Cuban

Sen. Martha McSally, Pioneering Ex-Air Force Pilot, Says She Was Raped by Superior Officer

'I felt the need to let some people know I too was a survivor'
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, Military, Air Force, Onetime, Sen Martha McSally Pioneering Ex Air Force

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