August 2010

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Dear Law Students, Secondary sources are like cheeseburgers. You like those, right?

August 25, 2010

By Jason Wilson This came to me the other day, sitting in my car, thinking about how law students don’t know anything about secondary sources and just insist (said disdainfully, and as if I had dirt in my mouth) on looking for answers on Westlaw or Lexis as if it will just come to them [...]

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A bit of a dry spell….

August 24, 2010

By Jason Wilson I’m extremely busy with my actual job these days, but I have three posts (somewhat related) I’ve been working on simultaneously over the last few weeks. The first is on the problem of decaying commentaries, the second is on the concept of “slow analytical,” and the final post covers a new distribution [...]

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Curating the legal web?

August 13, 2010

By Jason Wilson My post on curating the legal web is now up on Slaw.ca. You can check it out here. [Image (cc) by Vineus]

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Will West Publishing capture the used casebook market?

August 5, 2010

By Jason Wilson So, it would appear that West Publishing still has a few tricks up its sleeve. On the heels of being nominated as one of the world’s most ethical and admired companies and best global brands, they’ve gone and launched a very interesting new service: the [Casebook] Rental Program for Students. And by “interesting,” [...]

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Print: It isn’t a matter of whether or when, but which.

August 4, 2010

By Jason Wilson Yesterday I came across a post by John Bratt of the Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog titled, Are Law Books Obsolete? Yeah, Mostly. In it, he made the following observation: But some things I think are a lot quicker and easier with a book, like looking up a Maryland statute. If I know what I [...]

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Forty-Two Blue: A Novel

August 1, 2010

By Jason Wilson A good friend of mine, Rachel Schipul, has just released her first digital book. I was lucky enough to have been given an opportunity to read it before she released it as a digital edition, which is available for download on her website. It’s a terrific, fast-paced story, and I would encourage [...]

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