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Known for wielding a sharp pen, Justice Antonin Scalia ranks as the most influential among current Supreme Court justices. He had a singular voice as a judge, but as we shared in our last two blog posts, he was also inclined to cite himself, Justice Byron White, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in

We’ve received such an enthusiastic response to #ScaliaWeek that we’re continuing our look back into Justice Antonin Scalia’s career to see what data science can tell us about his rulings. In our last post, we analyzed the federal judges who have cited Scalia the most, as a potential indicator of how his influence has trickled

As the Supreme Court resumes its work this week, we continue to contemplate Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy. While he will be remembered for his wit and judicial philosophy, we were curious whether statistics might uncover insights that escaped the common understanding. To start, we turned to Ravel’s Judge Analytics platform to explore which other Supreme

#ScaliaWeek continues at Ravel, and today we’re expanding on our first blog post about the judges that Justice Antonin Scalia found most influential. When we first considered this question, we limited it to the Supreme Court and discovered that Scalia’s affection for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg translated into case law as the number of times

This week, we’re turning to our Judge Analytics platform to see what statistics we can unearth about Justice Antonin Scalia’s career. After noting his surprising on-the-bench affinity with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday, we wanted to see how far Scalia’s influence truly extended. Liberals and conservatives acknowledge that Scalia changed the way we talk about

Introducing: All New Judge Analytics

Thursday, 18 February 2016 by

Since launching Judge Analytics last year, we’ve been inspired to see lawyers use the platform to craft litigation strategy and conduct novel research. Partners have used it to forecast the outcome of motions, and associates have used it to identify the most persuasive ways to make an argument. As a senior partner at an Am

How to Improve your Legal Research

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 by

Getting stuck with your legal research and need a quick refresher (but don’t have the time)? Check out this video by Ravel CEO and co-founder Daniel Lewis to help you kick start your legal research process. In this course, Daniel will highlight the differences between law school and law firm research and provide some suggestions for getting started with

California Case Law Now Live

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 by

We just took a big step forward in making the law freely and easily available. Starting today, as part of the Harvard-Ravel digitization project, the comprehensive, authoritative collection ofCalifornia case law is available online at Ravel. For the first time, anyone can search and read all California court opinions for free, including landmark rulings on

At first thought, requesting a budget increase doesn’t sound like a great idea. There are risks involved, and rocking the boat can disrupt the traditional structure of managing and rewarding individuals for their ability to work within a set budget. Great managers, however, understand the bigger picture and know that increasing their budget is often

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