May 2012

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It’s time to end the five-paragraph theme paper.

May 28, 2012

By Jason Wilson When I was in freshman AP English in high school (yes, we had AP classes back then), I remember getting a C+ on a writing assignment that we used to submit to a city-wide writing competition. I got the C+ because it didn’t follow the rules, meaning more akin to the five-paragraph [...]

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Litigation as a tournament for causes of action

May 9, 2012

By Jason Wilson A month ago I had the pleasure of reading over a draft of Building a Taxonomy of Litigation: Clusters of Causes of Action in Federal Complaints by Christina Boyd, David Hoffman, et. al. which describes how the authors’ spectral cluster analysis on a dataset of federal complaints has yielded some pretty remarkable [...]

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