Category Archives: Technology

Coming Up: ABA Techshow 2017 (Mar. 15-18)

Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand legal technology, which can make lawyers more efficient, connect them more closely with clients – or eliminate legal jobs. With new technologies introduced every day – not to mention an ethical requirement … Continue reading

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What we did over break – Librarians during the intersession

Over the break, our librarians didn’t get much of a rest. We were active in several intersession courses – teaching research, explaining technology, and even documenting our classes for social media. Continue reading

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Library Services: Websites for Student Organizations & Journals

Chicago-Kent’s student organizations and journals are an excellent example of the diversity of both our legal programs and our student body. They also offer many events and opportunities for students to contribute to our community each year. You can find … Continue reading

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Crunch time-management for exams

Exams are right around the corner. Sometimes, you’re on top of everything. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time in the day. Here are some common time-management techniques and ideas that might help make this exam period a little less stressful. Continue reading

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Getting the Upper Hand: Microsoft Word

You’re working on an assignment that’s due very soon (maybe tomorrow?), and Word is driving you up a wall. Don’t worry – we have an online guide that can help. Here are some hints to help you get the upper hand. Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: Using TWEN

Learn how to use Westlaw’s TWEN system at Chicago-Kent. Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: Panopto Mobile

It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for the fall semester to start! Many faculty now make recordings and host them on our Panopto server. These recordings might be an entire class, student performances, or even a short video to watch for homework. You can view the videos online here. But did you know you can also watch them on your mobile devices? Continue reading

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Expert Systems and Robot Lawyers

You may have read about the “Robot Lawyer” DoNotPay who can fix parking tickets (not in Chicago, sorry). It sounds amazing, but the reality turns out to be quite simple. The parking ticket regulations are pretty clear, and clients can get out of the ticket if they meet certain exceptions. The “robot” asks a series of questions to determine if the client can meet any of those exceptions. Continue reading

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CALIcon 2016

CALI’S annual conference, CALIcon, is coming up this week, from Thursday, June 16, through Saturday, June 18. Our two tech librarians, Emily Barney and Deborah Ginsberg, will be speaking at this year’s conference. Continue reading

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New Tools in Legal Research: Ravel Law Judge Analytics

Ravel Law is a free tool for legal research (like Google Scholar and Casetext). Ravel Law has added a feature not found in most legal research resources – analytics. Ravel’s Judge Analytics data provides detailed information about how individual judges think and rule on particular matters. This tool recently won an award for best new product of the year. Continue reading

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