Some things (like Mondays) never get easier. From the continuing debate about law school to the use of technology and how to reduce stress, sometimes all you really need is to leave the office.
- The debate about moving to two-year law schools in New York continues. A judge found it “intriguing,” others think it’ll in “add to the lawyer glut,” and a commentary says law schools should earn that third year.
- On the other hand, there seems to be demand for an even higher-level degree in law. Yale Law School announced a first-ever Ph.D. in Law in July that’ll prepare lawyers for careers as legal scholars and teachers. The result? There were 82 applications for the five openings.
- It turns out one computer can do the work of many lawyers—and save a load of dough—in the document discovery process. A Virginia company used predictive coding to sift through about 2 million documents in seven months at a cost of $200,000; a process that could have cost well over $1 million in the conventional way. About 80 percent of the documents found by the program were deemed to indeed be relevant.
- Technology is a beautiful thing…when it works. An article on Law Technology News (sub. required) details how due to the lack of cross-device syncing of timekeeping software, lawyers aren’t recording all of their billable hours. But that lost time can be found.
- If technology (or document discovery) gives you a headache, you may want to check out these seven stress-reducing exercise trends. From pole dancing to Zumba, FindLaw’s Greedy Associate offer group exercise ideas to help lawyers stave off that next migraine.
- But if all you really need is to get out of the office, this flowchart from Rob Pollak helps answer the eternal question: “Can I go home now?”