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The Weight Of Old Things

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I was in the basement with my five-year old son the other day, looking for something among the boxes, furniture, and other assorted cruft that accumulates when you have a home. The basement becomes a repository of discarded or forgotten items. ...

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Put Away Your Phone

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You’re sitting on the subway, waiting for the next stop. Of course you pull out your phone and thumb through emails. You’re in the car in start and stop traffic. Of course you pull out your phone and refresh Twitter. ...

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What Did One Math Book Say To The Other?

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Law schools have traditionally done one thing with their students: taught them to “think like lawyers.” Through the Socratic method and study of case law, students are given the tools to analyze and understand the law. But as we all ...

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The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

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While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing. Before delving into the “Ten Commandments”, Justice Rivera ...

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Do You Need To Have A Red Team?

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Litigation can be a battle. You marshall your forces and attack the opposing party. But there is a long lead time from the filing of a lawsuit to the commencement of a trial. During that time you lay out your strategy. How ...

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