each year, the US News & World Reports‘s rankings of top colleges, law schools, and medical schools land to a chorus of groans and cheers. The rankings began in 1983, and were originally drawn solely from peer reviews of institutions. Did the provost at Brown think better of the University of Virginia than the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? Since then, the publication has tinkered with the rankings several times—taking into account factors such as how many students an institution rejects each year, how much it costs to attend, and the student-to-faculty ratio—to give more rigor to its methodology.

College leaders have mixed feelings about the listing. They criticize the formula for the things it doesn’t count—such as aid for low-income students and graduation rates—while simultaneously lauding their institution’s own position on the leaderboard, at least for those at the top.

But in recent months, even some

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The 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Litigation Technology & E-Discovery is now available for purchase!

The ABA Legal Technology Survey Report is the most comprehensive study available of lawyers’ actual technology use, spanning a vast range of topics from security and basic office software to technology budgets, marketing tools, and much more. The survey has been published annually for more than 20 years.

The 2022 edition features five volumes, each with detailed charts, tables, and trends: 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Combined Volumes I-V

Vol. V: Litigation Technology & E-Discovery

  • Courtroom Practice
  • Use of Mobile Devices in the Courtroom
  • Courtroom Training
  • Litigation Software
  • Electronic Filing
  • Electronic Discovery

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ALI Elects New Members

ALI Elects New Members

The American Law Institute has elected new members who will bring their expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

“As 2022 comes to a close, I am pleased to welcome our final group of new ALI members,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “In 2023, ALI will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We are moving into our second century at a time when the United States is divided on many issues and many Americans are skeptical of all institutions, including our courts and legal system. This makes our work all the more important, and our new members are essential to that work. It is only through the efforts of our talented, diverse and dedicated membership body that we can continue our work protecting and preserving the rule of law. I look forward to our new members joining us in

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Every Friday on Legaltech Week, the panelists come together to discuss the top stories of the week in legal tech and innovation. This week, in a special year-end edition, the panelists will pick their top stories of the year and offer their predictions for what’s ahead in 2023.

Join us Dec. 30 at 3 ET to hear our picks and prediction. Attendance is free, but, if you have not already done so, you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed up for all future sessions.

Our panelist lineup changes from week to week, but our regulars are:

  • Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase.
  • Stephen Embry, publisher, TechLaw Crossroads.
  • Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider.
  • Victor Li, assistant managing editor of the ABA Journal.
  • Jean O’Grady, publisher of the
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