Could someone explain to me

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Gatriel
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Could someone explain to me

Postby Gatriel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:09 pm

Why WestLaw moves at a glacial pace. I hate Lexis, but WLN is so slow at times I'm almost tempted to use their competitor.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby kalvano » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:15 pm

How can you hate Lexis? I much prefer them.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby OneSixtySix » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:14 am

Westlaw Next seems to be pretty snappy and is amazing for organizational purposes. It's probably the major reason I actually like legal writing,

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby jdubb990 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:23 am

How could anybody hate lexis when it has the "copy w/ cite", "more like this", AND "shepards"?

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby inchoate_con » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:07 am

jdubb990 wrote:How could anybody hate lexis when it has the "copy w/ cite", "more like this", AND "shepards"?

Have you used WestlawNext?

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:11 am

OP, are you using safari? I've heard it works really slowly with safari.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:48 am

Gatriel wrote:Why WestLaw moves at a glacial pace. I hate Lexis, but WLN is so slow at times I'm almost tempted to use their competitor.

Are you the PHOSITA?

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby skoobily doobily » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:02 am

I should pitch the idea to Google for a GoogleLegal. Given how much better their search engine is, and how much firms pay Westlaw/Lexis they could make a killing.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:09 am

westlaw rep. told us google is working on something, and to keep your eyes open for it in the next five years.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:00 pm

inchoate_con wrote:
jdubb990 wrote:How could anybody hate lexis when it has the "copy w/ cite", "more like this", AND "shepards"?

Have you used WestlawNext?


My thoughts exactly. The only people that dont hate Lexis are people who's schools didn't get WestlawNext.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby beach_terror » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:28 pm

I use Lexis for aesthetic reasons. It looks prettier.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:00 pm

beach_terror wrote:I use Lexis for aesthetic reasons. It looks prettier.

WestlawNext brah

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Anonymous Loser » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:17 pm

jdubb990 wrote:How could anybody hate lexis when it has the "copy w/ cite", "more like this", AND "shepards"?


These same features are available in the basic version of Westlaw.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby keg411 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:19 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:I should pitch the idea to Google for a GoogleLegal. Given how much better their search engine is, and how much firms pay Westlaw/Lexis they could make a killing.


They have Google Scholar right now. It's pretty decent for preliminary research.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:20 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:I should pitch the idea to Google for a GoogleLegal. Given how much better their search engine is, and how much firms pay Westlaw/Lexis they could make a killing.

WestlawNext already scooped your idea. They now have a pretty damn good natural language search algorithm.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby skoobily doobily » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:54 pm

JazzOne wrote:
skoobily doobily wrote:I should pitch the idea to Google for a GoogleLegal. Given how much better their search engine is, and how much firms pay Westlaw/Lexis they could make a killing.

WestlawNext already scooped your idea. They now have a pretty damn good natural language search algorithm.

Anything that can be done, can be done better by Google. This is true of all things, including contradictions. "Even (and only) Google can do things better than Google can."

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:15 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
skoobily doobily wrote:I should pitch the idea to Google for a GoogleLegal. Given how much better their search engine is, and how much firms pay Westlaw/Lexis they could make a killing.

WestlawNext already scooped your idea. They now have a pretty damn good natural language search algorithm.

Anything that can be done, can be done better by Google. This is true of all things, including contradictions. "Even (and only) Google can do things better than Google can."

Yeah, perhaps Google should try to acquire Lexis. The thing that Google is lacking is the raw data. They don't have a few million cases digitized. A collaboration between Google and Lexis would be pretty cool.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Cupidity » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:16 pm

WL like lightning here.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Gatriel » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:24 am

Yeah I am using Safari, but its the same gig with FireFox as well. :(

KeyCite with WLN + Copy with Reference made the memo a breeze. All the librarians hate WLN with a passion, as it effectively eliminates the need for them. If we could only now get rid of the circulation desk and take the $75k a year were spending on them and put in a Starbucks in their place. Actual utility out of the library.

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Re: Could someone explain to me

Postby Gatriel » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:25 am

JazzOne wrote:[
Yeah, perhaps Google should try to acquire Lexis. The thing that Google is lacking is the raw data. They don't have a few million cases digitized. A collaboration between Google and Lexis would be pretty cool.


That really is the only thing I could see competing with WLN. It would be interesting to say the least.




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