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Law Library hours

The Law Library is closed this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22. On Monday, July 23, the day before the Bar Exams, we’ll be open from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, July 24, we’ll be open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays and closed weekends through 1L Orientation (August 20-August 26). Links: Full schedule of Law Library hours ; Hours at all University Libraries  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Paper – Fake News As We Feel It: Perception and Conceptualization of the Term ‘Fake News’ in the Media

10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2018) – Fake News As We Feel It: Perception and Conceptualization of the Term ‘Fake News’ in the Media, July 18, 2018. arXiv:1807.06926v1 [cs.CL] for this version) “In this article, we quantitatively analyze how the term “fake news” is being shaped in news media in recent years. We study the perception and the conceptualization of this term in the traditional media using eight years of data collected from news outlets based in 20 countries. Our results not only corroborate previous indications of a high increase in the usage of the expression “fake news”, but also show contextual changes around this expression after the United States presidential election of 2016. Among other results, we found changes in the related vocabulary, in the mentioned entities, in the surrounding topics and in the contextual polarity around the term “fake news”, suggesting that this….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Fortune’s 2018 Global 500

Global 500 / Search and Explore The 500 -“The world’s 500 largest companies generated $30 trillion in revenues and $1.9 trillion in profits in 2017. Together, this year’s Fortune Global 500 companies employ 67.7 million people worldwide and are represented by 33 countries. InteractiveVisualize – “The Global 500 Each year a whole host of factors – the global economy, trade policies, mergers and acquisitions and corporate upheaval among them – push and pull at the Global 500 rankings. To help you quickly see how each country is represented on the list, we put the Global 500 on a world map. Now you can see each company’s location, revenue and profit at a glance. We also invite you to take a look at how each Global 500 company has moved around in the ranks over the past two decades.”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Smart Home Devices Used for Harassment?

The American Bar Journal reports that some people are harassing their spouses by remote manipulation of smart home devices, like thermostats, TVs and the like – turning the heat way up, or off, turning TVs or radios on and off, etc. Is this a problem in Canada? Is there a reason that the spouse left in the home can’t just turn off the devices, or the central control device like Alexa? Would restraining orders need to deal with this kind of ‘contact’ or abuse expressly?.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Stiglitz on the True Cost of the Iraq War and Its Impact on the US Economy

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict by Joseph E. Stiglitz & Linda J. Bilmes List Price: $22.95 Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton (March 3, 2008) ISBN-10: 0393067017 ISBN-13: 978-0393067019 Book Description: The….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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