Archive for October, 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

2 weeks with a Mac

Wow!  Look how much time has gone by since my first post this month!  It’s been busy here – lots of projects to plan for, one of our librarians just had a new baby (yay!).  And, after working here for 10 years, I finally have a Mac at work.  So I’ve been busy running it through its […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

iPads, iPads, iPads

With over 84 million sold in 2 1/2 years, it’s hard to underestimate the impact iPads and other tablets have had on almost everything, including legal education and law practice. According to a recent ABA survey, 33% of lawyers now use tablets for their practice, and over 90% of those are iPads. Rich McCue’s recent […]

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Mindmapping Software – Essential for Law School

A few years back my employer (California Western School of Law) contracted with Mindjet to give every student, faculty and staff member access to MindManager mind-mapping software.  I encouraged this collaboration as I felt the graphical qualities of  mind-maps were particularly well suited to breaking down complex legal concepts into more digestible components, something our students would find […]