Thank you for standing by during my summer rumspringa. I'm freshly tanned, full of new ideas, and back in the saddle for another semester of teaching, learning, and sharing ideas through this newsletter.
The Appetizer: Sponsors
The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week
That's a lot of smackers: LegalZoom receives $500m in VC funding based on $2b valuation. Hear Bob Ambrogi interview LegalZoom's GC, Chas Rampenthal, on the deal.
Will 'Rule of Code' Usurp Rule of Law? MITRE's Brad Brown on law's decentralization and the rise of legal services businesses.
Cell phones, self-represented litigants, and access to justice: this report by Mass. Appleseed floored me. The bottom line is that when self-represented litigants can't bring cell phones into courthouses, it puts them at a serious disadvantage.
Law Firm Innovation Summit in Boston on Nov. 7, 2018: we're hosting the Ark Publishing Group's upcoming event at Suffolk Law in Boston. I think it's going to be awesome (and not just because Dean Andy Perlman and I are both speaking). Come join us.
EY Acquires Riverview Law: a Big Four accounting firm now owns a major UK alternative legal service provider. Mark Cohen explains what this signals for the legal industry.
Trade Journal Cooperative: have you ever wanted to receive a curated, niche, trade journal (like Pasta Professional, American Funeral Director, or Plumber Magazine) once a quarter, along with a newsletter providing editors' commentary, analysis, and insights about that industry? Me too. That's why I subscribed. This is another project by the highly entertaining, always interesting Tim Hwang (some of his other projects are listed here).
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About Gabe Teninbaum
(@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law.
Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.
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