Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kopaczyk: The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Dr. Joanna Kopaczyk of Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan) has published The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560) (Oxford University Press, 2013). Here is the publisher’s description: This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal … Continue reading

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LexMachina research cited: U.S. GAO recommendation to use patent litigation data in patent reform

Research on U.S. patent litigation trends by the intellectual property litigation analytics firm LexMachina was recently cited by the U.S. Government Accountability Office as one basis for its recommendation that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) “examin[e] trends in … Continue reading

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Hinfelaar and Sambo: Digitization vs Privacy in Court Decisions and Court Records: Presentation at Southern Africa Chief Justices Forum

Dr. Marja Hinfelaar and Dr. Pamela Sambo, both of the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, gave a presentation entitled Digitization vs Privacy, at the Southern Africa Chief Justices Forum (SACJF) 2013, 2 August 2013 in Livingstone, Zambia. The … Continue reading

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Shaffer: Using NLP to measure executive discretion provided for by constitutions and statutes

Robert Shaffer of the University of Texas will present a paper entitled Power in Text: Grammar and Language in Comparative Delegation, this week at APSA 2013. Here is the abstract: Throughout the political science and legal literatures, scholars often use … Continue reading

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Papers on computational legislative studies at APSA 2013

At least three papers on computational legislative studies will be given at a program on New Methodologies in Legislative Studies, chaired by Professor Dr. Will Lowe of Harvard University, to be held 13 August 2013 at APSA 2013: The American … Continue reading

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