As some may know, LexBlog is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, but we have a number of intrepid team members who work remotely (thanks to Scott’s recent move, though, we’re all at least in the contiguous United States now). Twice a year we sound the LexBeacon (picture a conch shell, with the LexBlog “L” ornately carved into it), and gather everyone at LexBlog HQ for a week of in-person meetings, conversations, and, yes, a little bit…
I’m about halfway through Oregon State University’s (Go Beavers!) post-bacc program for computer science, but feel like I’ve just entered the belly of the beast. On the docket for the summer is CS 271 – Computer Architecture and Assembly Language; a fine relaxing course to take in the months before and during my wedding, right? Not so much. The material is dense as we learn to program how to move memory around…
I’m about halfway through Oregon State University’s (Go Beavers!) post-bacc program for computer science, but feel like I’ve just entered the belly of the beast. On the docket for the summer is CS 271 – Computer Architecture and Assembly Language; a fine relaxing course to take in the months before and during my wedding, right? Not so much. The material is dense as we learn to program how to move memory around…
It was a busy week for the United States Supreme Court! Jonathan Wargo wrote about its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc, wherein the court ruled that states can require retailers to collect sales taxes on their online transactions regardless of whether the retailer has a physical presence in that state; Suyash S. Raiborde posted about the Supreme Court’s reversion of the Ninth Circuit’s grant of a preliminary injunction on President Donald Trump’s “travel…
This week was decidedly not easy, but a number of our bloggers covered this outpouring of terrible news with aplomb. Tom Vick, President of the State Bar of Texas, put out a call for attorney volunteers at the U.S.-Mexico border and shared a list of resources for those looking to help, while William C. Silverman dropped everything to represent women and children detainees with the CARA Family Detention Project. Barbara S. Mishkin also focused on…
Did you know the State Bar of Texas is the second largest active-member state bar in the United States? SBOT has been around since 1939, when the State Bar Act was adopted by Texas state legislature, and there are currently more than 102,000 active members. Hopefully for the sake of the city of Houston not all those members will be gathering for SBOT’s Annual Meeting, but the conference still attracts thousands each year. Beginning tomorrow,…
I joined LexBlog in January with the goal of helping it launch a global news and commentary network based on content from legal blogs. In furtherance of that goal, we announced in April that we are opening participation in the network to all legal blogs, without cost and without regard to whether the blog is a LexBlog customer. Since then, I’ve been wrestling with a thorny question: Are there legal blogs that we should exclude…
Welcome black to the Top 10 in Law Blogs! It’s a stunningly beautiful day at LexBlog headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and we hope its similarly gorgeous wherever this post happens to find you. This week features, per usual, a wide variety of posts including Jon Wainwright’s examination of venture capitalist Tim Draper’s initiative to split California into three states, Aaron Lukken’s powerful tribute to Anthony Bourdain, and Nicole Black’s great discussion of lawyer ratings and…
In another era, I would be an Excel jockey; instead, my true love is Google Sheets. As Scott Fennell and I have continued to hammer away at working on the new LexBlog.com, my eyes have gone red staring at more spreadsheets in Google Sheets than I’d care to admit. I’m using these spreadsheets for two reasons: Validate that the shape of the data on our test aggregation site (i.e., the future LexBlog.com) matches the…
Welcome back to another week of our Top 10 in Law Blogs! Two law-blogging powerhouses, Heather Morse and Bob Ambrogi, recently underwent website/blog redesign adventures and, true to form, both of them wrote about their experiences and offered their insights for others considering a web change. Other great features this week included Colin Levy’s interview with the founding director of the Transactional Lab & Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, Michael L. Bloom;…