April 2011

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Friday: The Ed Schipul Distraction Hour

April 28, 2011

By Jason Wilson It’s Friday and you need to make some time for art. Here is a collection of videos from Ed Schipul (if you don’t subscribe to him, you should) that I think you’ll find entertaining or captivating. Love Sick in Slo-Mo. Absolutely fantastic. Mad World – Gary Jules video. This song is still [...]

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Anonymous Publishers & Editors: a call for stories, insight. *UPDATED*

April 25, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’d like to publish a post that is a compendium of stories and advice from legal publishers and editors from across the world, whether current or former. I think there is great value in what we’ve learned as a class of individuals, and I’d like to be able to share your thoughts [...]

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Law students addicted to WestlawNext. Won’t know how to research in real world.

April 23, 2011

By Jason Wilson From Lisa D. Kinzer, a law student at the University of Texas School of Law, comes an abstract of a working paper titled, The ‘Next’ Generation: Measuring First-Year Student Response to WestlawNext: When Thomson Reuters debuted its WestlawNext legal research platform a year ago, many predicted that law students would prove to [...]

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Content marketing will kill the law.

April 19, 2011

By Jason Wilson A lawyer recently asked me about my thoughts on the current state of analytical content in the U.S.  I asked him to imagine an 18-hole golf course, to picture manicured fairways and greens, cleanly raked traps, and smartly planned course deviations and elevations. An intelligently laid out course, Holes 1 through 18 [...]

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Entrepreneurship: some important observations

April 15, 2011

By Jason Wilson My good friend, Ed Schipul, is a local businessman here in Houston. He owns and runs a fantastic web marketing business called Schipul.com. The guy is a prolific (and I mean pro-lif-ic) photographer and an all-around interesting cat. From his post today, titled “on suicide and entrepreneurship,” came this uplifting (right?) message: [...]

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More content, stat!

April 14, 2011

By Jason Wilson From Bill Pollak, CEO of ALM, today comes this publishing call to arms for his company: We need more content. I have been feeling and saying this for awhile but now, backed by our new strategic partnership with LexisNexis, I can say it more definitively. We need more content to meet the [...]

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How legal citators could suck less.

April 12, 2011

By Jason Wilson As legal researchers, we value citators. When I was in law school, you had to “Shepardize” your cases to determine whether the case was overruled, followed, distinguished, criticized, etc. Many years later, we were introduced to “KeyCiting” cases, which everyone understood to be pretty much the same thing. Now you can use [...]

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To remix or not to remix?

April 12, 2011

By Jason Wilson My latest column, Remixing Legal Content: A Way Forward, is up on Slaw. Please go check it out and comment. [Image (CC) by lezarticho]

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