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Thursday Thinkpiece: Lauritsen on Law Schools and Technology

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

LAWYERING IN AN AGE OF INTELLIGENT MACHINES
Marc Lauritsen
in Educating the Digital Lawyer, Marc Lauritsen & Oliver Goodenough Eds.
Cambridge, USA: Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession, 2010-2011

excerpt Chapter 2, pp. 7-10

§ 2.03 Implications for Legal Education

Law schools should offer courses in law practice automation and . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Kingwell on Intellectuals and Democracy

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
Mark Kingwell
Toronto: Biblioasis, 2012

Excerpt: pp. 131 – 133

Intellectuals and Democracy

You might think judges would make diverting dinner companions, but I can tell you that on the whole they don’t. The judge sitting next to me, who shall go . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Susskind on the Future for Law Firms

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Tomorrow’s Lawyers
Richard Susskind
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013

Excerpt from Chapter Six, edited by the author.

 

To what extent can lawyers’ work be undertaken differently – more quickly, cheaply, more efficiently, but to higher quality – using alternative methods of working? That is a key question of the day. Lawyers have . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Melville on Bartleby

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Bartleby, the Scrivener
Herman Melville
New York: 1853, Putnam’s Magazine (Public domain)

[A LibriVox recording of the novella is also available.]

. . . Now my original business—that of a conveyancer and title hunter, and drawer-up of recondite documents of all sorts—was considerably increased by receiving the master’s office. There was now great . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Cameron on Patent Claims

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Canadian Patent Law Benchbook
Donald M. Cameron
Toronto: Carswell, 2012
[© 2012 Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. Reproduced by permission of Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.]

Excerpt: pp. 303-4, 381-2, 398-403

[Footnotes have been converted to endnotes.]

Executive Summary:

The question to be asked in construing a claim of a patent . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Ellis on Administrative Justice

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Unjust by Design: Canada’s Administrative Justice System
Ron Ellis
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013
(*see below for discount)

Excerpts: pages 134, 137-38 (selected by the author, who has a companion website: Administrative Justice System Reform)

[footnotes omitted]

Getting the Context and Terminology Clear, the Concepts Straight, and the Prescription Right

And so it . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Whelan on Finding Legal Information on the Internet

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

FINDING AND MANAGING LEGAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET, 2nd Ed
David Whelan
Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2012
[© 2012 Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. Reproduced by permission of Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.]

Excerpt: pp. 64-67

General Search

The primacy of Google and Bing has not stopped other search engines from entering . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Lawson on the Law of War

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

PUTTING THE WAR IN CYBERWAR: METAPHOR, ANALOGY, AND CYBERSECURITY DISCOURSE IN THE UNITED STATES
Sean Lawson
First Monday, Volume 17, Number 7 – 2 July 2012

[
Footnotes omitted; they are available in the original via the hyperlink above. This paper is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial–ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. ]

. . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Glenn on the Future of the Future

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site's contact form.

The Future of the Future H. Patrick Glenn 2. The Concept of the Future and Its Possible Decline We know the future in opposition to the past, and the future is therefore present as the ultimate destination in a linear progression from the (even distant or 'deep') past through the present (always with us) to the future.
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Thursday Thinkpiece: Ruby, Chan & Hasan on Sentencing

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

SENTENCING, 8th Edition
by Clayton C. Ruby, C.M., Gerald Chan & Nader R. Hasan
Toronto: LexisNexis, 2012

Excerpt: Chapter 13, Imprisonment, sections 13.1 -13.8

[Footnotes omitted. They are available in a PDF version of the excerpt.]

Imprisonment

§13.1. Imprisonment should be the penal sanction of last resort. Prison is to be used only . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Cohen on Privacy

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

WHAT PRIVACY IS FOR
by Julie E. Cohen
126 Harv. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013)

Excerpt: pp. 16-19 of online symposium paper

[Footnotes omitted. They are available in the PDF version of the article, available via the link on the title above.]

Innovation is never a neutral quantity. Technologies and artifacts are shaped by the . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Gelowitz on Appellate Review

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

THE CONDUCT OF AN APPEAL, 3rd ed.
by Mark Gelowitz (see also the author’s website for the book)
Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2012

Excerpt by the author: Chapter 2, pp. 67-69

1. Standards of Appellate Review

In recent years, the Supreme Court of Canada has refined its approach to appellate standards of review by . . . [more]

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