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A Look at NewLaw from an International Perspective

In the forthcoming article Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton examines the gig economy model as it applies to NewLaw. Like Uber and Airbnb, the legal profession is beginning to embrace digitally driven flexible work arrangements that have the potential to offer cheaper legal services to clients. Thornton surveys lawyers in Australia and England working in NewLaw to uncover the benefits and downsides of this new work structure.

See Margaret Thornton, Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice 1 Law, Technology and Humans 46 (Forthcoming 2019). You can download the fulltext of the article from SSRN.

What Kind of Computer for Law School?

Wondering what kind of computer you will need for law school? You will need a laptop that meets the requirements for software used by our school, Exam 4.


For more information about Exam 4, go to Exams on Computer FAQ.

Discounts for computers are available via Cleveland State University. Also note that Cleveland State University students can install a free copy of Microsoft Office on up to five computers.

Special Focus Collections on LLMC Digital

LLMC Digital is a is a non-profit cooperative of libraries dedicated to the twin goals of preserving legal titles and government documents while making copies inexpensively available digitally through its online service.

The LLMC Digital Special Focus Collections has tons of interesting and unique information grouped into twenty databases. Doing research on Ancient Roman Law? There are almost forty treatises available on that topic. Other notable databases in the collection include the Yale Blackstone Collection, Islamic Law, Canon Law, and the Native American Collection.

The above links to LLMC Digital can also be found in our list of law databases.



Cool Tools Spotlight: Hypothesis

Red word balloon with a white lower-case H, the Hypothesis logo. Looking for another way to organize online research or collaborate with other researchers? Check out Hypothesis, a web annotation tool. Instead of bothering with printing, converting file types, or trying to copy and paste text from websites in order to make your annotations, just use this browser add-on. Hypothesis is an open-source (free!) browser add-on that enables users to annotate webpages and online PDFs directly in their browser. Annotations are saved and can be made private or shared publicly to facilitate discussions. Users can tag notations for easier searching and collaboration. Hypothesis has mainly been used among science researchers, but it can be used by anyone on any website. Website developers can also add the tool to their site.

Global Legal Hackathon 2019

Earth in space, with lines over it symbolizing technology network In case you missed it, round one of the Global Legal Hackathon began on February 22, 2019. Approximately 6,000 participants met in 46 host cities around the world to spend the weekend developing innovative solutions for the legal industry. The Global Legal Hackathon is a nonprofit organization that brings together people from law schools, law firms and in-house departments, legal technology companies, governments, and legal industry service providers, to create and use technology to improve the legal industry. Working in teams, participants developed and pitched ideas for solutions in one of two categories: private sector business and practice of law, or public government, legal systems, and access to justice. Winners from the first round from each host city are listed here. The next round begins on March 25, and the final round will occur in May. Follow the action by signing up with your email address, or follow #GLH2019 and @worldhackathon on Twitter.