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Daily Archives: January 9, 2016

Rhetoric and Law

Rhetoric and Law – The double life of Richard Posner, America’s most contentious legal reformer by Lincoln Caplan – January-February 2016, Harvard Magazine

“…His ideas about judges and judging command attention because of his authority as a thinker and a doer. His approach to law, some legal scholars contend, makes the field worthy of a Nobel Prize—which he would win, many say, by acclamation. At 77, he has been the most influential American legal scholar during his almost half-century in the academy, for all but one year at the University of Chicago Law School: in 2000, Fred Shapiro, a librarian at Yale Law School, calculated that Posner was the most cited legal scholar “of all time” by a wide margin (Holmes was third). He is also in his thirty-fifth year as a highly respected member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. He has been among the country’s most influential judges in shaping other court decisions, measured by the number of times other judges have cited his judicial opinions….”

Fin (Legal) Tech – Law’s Future from Finance’s Past

Fin (Legal) Tech – Law’s Future from Finance’s Past – Professors Daniel Martin Katz & Michael J. Bommarito II – “In today’s analogy du jour – we explore a variety of innovations in the financial technology space (i.e. fintech) and how they map to the current and future legal technology space.” Continue Reading

Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report

“The National Audubon Society has completed a continental analysis of how North America’s birds may respond to future climate change – Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report – Using extensive citizen science data and detailed climate layers, we developed models that characterize the relationship between the distribution of each species and climate. Then, we used… Continue Reading

Shifts and Ladders: Comparing the Role of Internal and External Mobility in Executive Careers

Shifts and Ladders: Comparing the Role of Internal and External Mobility in Executive Careers – Matthew Bidwell, Ethan Mollick. June 2015. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 10/2015; 2014(1):10178-10178. DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.92 “Employees can build their careers either by moving into a new job within their current organization or else by moving to a different organization. We… Continue Reading

OCLC agreement with leading publishers worldwide expands metadata access

“OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. “OCLC partners with leading content providers around the world to ensure discovery and access to libraries’ most important and popular resources,” said Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Director, Business… Continue Reading

US Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

“The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), [on January 4, 2016] filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America Inc. (collectively referred to as… Continue Reading