The Lawyerist Law School Exam Study Guide
Law school final exam season has begun, and whether you are a 1L or a 3L, you are probably digging into your outlines and meeting with your study groups. Going through our archives last week, I realized we’ve practically written a book on law school final exams, written by some pretty successful law students, now […]
Best Law Firm Websites, 2013 Edition
This year's best law firm websites are all visually striking, with many have unique features. Make sure you watch the video on The Kim Law Firm website, check out the parallax effect on Sandage Bell's, and look for the cheeky copy on Mighty Marks.
Tell Google What You’ve Written
Google Authorship is a way of enhancing the way your writing appears in Google’s search results. If you’ve told Google where to find your writing by connecting it to your Google+ account, your posts and pages will show up with a byline and your Google+ profile picture, like so: Why would you want this? It […]
Are Law Prof Blogs Making Law Reviews Obsolete?
Are law prof blogs disrupting publishing? Hodnicki’s take: goo.gl/g0jCC & @kevinokeefe‘s take: goo.gl/15VHV — Jason Wilson (@jasnwilsn) August 30, 2012 I think Walter Olson started this discussion with a provocative post for the Atlantic, but here are some choice quotations from the above bloggers: From Kevin O’Keefe (Real Lawyers Have Blogs): Law blogs are completely […]
SkyDrive, Office Web Apps Updated
Windows 8 will be released in October, but Microsoft is updating its web apps in preparation for the new OS. It recently released Outlook.com, a major overhaul of Hotmail that is so good I’m considering switching from Gmail. Now, it has upgraded SkyDrive, it’s anemic cloud storage service. The update is not just cosmetic, but […]
Use Serif Fonts to Make Your Writing More Persuasive
I’ve long criticized sans-serif fonts in legal writing, and it turns out I’m right — at least according to a study conducted by filmmaker and NYT blogger Errol Morris. Helvetica (similar to Arial) and Comic Sans were the least believable fonts, while the serif fonts Baskerville and Computer Modern were significantly more persuasive. Says Cornell […]
Your Phone May Pose the Greatest Risk to Your Data
The details of your computer, your software, and your network are nobody's business but yours (and your IT person's).
Dropbox Hacked (Sort Of), Announces New Security Measures
Yesterday, Dropbox admitted that it was “hacked.” Sort of. In fact, a number of users’ accounts on other websites were hacked, not their Dropbox accounts. Because those users used the same password on Dropbox (which is not smart, for reasons that should be obvious), the hackers were able to access their Dropbox accounts, too. One […]
We Can Get You a Phat Settlement
I think (I hope) this comes from one of those shady personal injury hotlines, not a lawyer. Blogger Jim Dedman didn’t click to find out, but he has some additional thoughts on the value of mobile ads for lawyers. Read Lawyer Advertisements on iPhone applications? at Abnormal Use.
The Bottom Rung: Episode 8
Watch the rest of the Bottom Rung on Bitter Lawyer, including character sketches of the dreamers, gunners, and lifers that make up document review.
What We’re Reading: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Over the weekend, my uncle recommended The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion to me. In it, Jonathan Haidt explores the foundation of our reasoning processes. He argues that human beings often make a moral judgment first, then attempt to justify a reason. I am just getting into the meat […]
The SeaGate Backup Plus: a Better Backup Drive?
I’ve long been a fan of Western Digital’s cheap, no-frills WD Elements line of external hard drives. After all, if your only purpose is backup, all you really need is a hard drive in a case. That said, the Wirecutter cites some compelling reasons to consider a SeaGate Backup Plus, starting with the $150 price […]
Suit Colors for the Clueless
Fundamentals of color for suits and men's professional wear, for lawyers.
Mobile Edge Onyx Geneva Briefcase Review
Product review of laptop case, Mobile Edge Onyx Geneva.
The Law Suit — Professional Dress for Lawyers
The Law Suit is a recurring series, geared toward lawyers, discussing the basics of building a professional men's wardrobe.