Monday, June 22, 2015

Zen: "Do Not Cite or Circulate"

Front page article in the Wall Street Journal:  Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections:
Soft winds of change are rustling through the legal profession. ... It has swept through University of Miami School of Law, whose students this year completed a homework project by deliberately losing an argument.

“It was a bunch of lawyers in a room and no one was talking,” recalls Ms. Rincker. “I have to say it was quite refreshing.”

Lee Anne Fennell (Chicago), Do Not Cite or Circulate, 18 Green Bag 2d 151 (2015):

This short essay ponders why legal scholars attach formulations such as "Do Not Cite or Circulate" to draft works. It argues against the practice in most circumstances, particularly for work posted on the internet

Bookstores Will Not Go The Way Of Video Stores (Really!)

“Why is everyone so quick to write bookstores’ obituary? What is this cultural obsession with obsoletism? Perhaps it’s just in our bones—that technology always wins.”