Google “Barzam” and You Will Not Find the Bar Exam

by Laura Bergus on July 12, 2010

Episode 15: Spindle Law, Fastcase for iPad, Cameras in Federal Courts, Weather class actions, and more.

Introduction

In The News

People Smarter Than Us

  • Some arty former law students set out to convince the world that art and law can mix. Check out The.Law.Review. and submit your creative stuff. (And see @mglickman’s Twitter background for the badass cthulhu drawing we reference.)
  • Laura talks with David Gold, CEO and co-creator of Spindle Law, a crowdsourced legal research tool that presents the law as one giant, Blue Book-formatted outline. Spindle Law takes the contributor-driven genius of LII Wex and adds a layer of practical utility that could be every student and associate’s dream come true.

You’re Doing It Wrong

Love For Our Geeks

  • Check out @skuhagen‘s new blog at ScottKuhagen.com.
  • Special thanks to @richards1000 for his excellent finding, tweeting, and retweeting of all things relating to law, legal communication, legal education, law librarianism, knowledge management, etc. He is the author of Legal Informatics Blog.
  • @mglickman (yep, the cthulhu artist, above) is a legal geek in both the thinks-deeply-about-substantive-law sense and the knows-too-much-about-technology-for-his-own-good sense. Laura says he has a good sense of humor, and he gets points for being both law student and dad at the same time. He blogs at Point & Glick.
  • Is there any lawyer as balanced and friendly as @vbalasubramani? Not that we’ve found. He blogs at Spam Notes and occasionally at Eric Goldman’s blog, and Josh believes Venkat is a stringer for the Seattle Times…
  • Our friend @ouij is smart. And knowledgeable. Did we mention smart? Scary smart and not afraid to show it on his blog.
  • Josh gives a special shout-out to @aeolianharp. Fate, racquetball, and Learned Hand all feature in the story of how they met.

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ouij July 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Thanks for the shout-out guys! Just to correct the record, though: I was NOT EIC of my L.Rev.–that honor belongs to one who is worthier of the title. I did serve as Assoc. Ed.–making me something more like a platoon sergeant or shift foreman.

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mglickman July 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Like I said on twitter, thanks for the kind words.
Laura, you’re not far off the mark – I ended up creating the majority of it during class, to the delight of the students sitting behind me.

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Laura Bergus July 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

@mglickman,

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Laura Bergus July 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

You’re welcome! T-shirts, I tell you. :)

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ouij July 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm

@mglickman, +1 to t-shirt idea. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

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Peter Tillers July 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for the nice words about Spindle.

I am the editor of the evidence module. We would love to have contributions by students. And if you don’t want to contribute, take a gander anyway. The evidence module might be a useful way to review the law of evidence for exams. And it should be quite useful to law firm associates (writing legal memoranda and briefs.

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Laura Bergus July 14, 2010 at 8:11 am

Thanks, Peter! We’ll check it out and continue to spread the word. I haven’t taken evidence yet and plan to look through the Spindle Law materials before and during the semester to help get my head around it. Very cool.

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