When V. David Zvenyach was general counsel for the Council of the District of Columbia, a local activist named Tom MacWright asked for help making the Code of the District of Columbia accessible to the public online. Zvenyach thought it was a simple request—until he took a look at the actual law, which was nearly impossible to work with due to copyright and formatting complications.It turns out that making the law accessible online demands more than just publishing the words as written. Computers must be able to index the text, make connections, and understand hierarchies and interrelationships between the sections.MacWright “asked me for the data underlying the laws, and I spent months trying to understand what he meant,” Zvenyach says. “I had to learn about the difference between the underlying structure and presentation of the law.”The result was the website at dccode.org, which is maintained by a team of volunteers, including MacWright and Zvenyach. … [Read more...] about Does learning to code make you a better lawyer?
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Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post Published 12:46 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 In the movie "The Graduate," the young character played by Dustin Hoffman is given a simple piece of job advice from his father's friend in a line that has become one of the movie's most iconic: There's a great future in plastics. As this year's college graduates hit the job market, the modern equivalent of that line might be software programming or artificial intelligence, or anything to do with the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). While software development skills are still desired by employers, a skill far more in demand is the ability to communicate. When LinkedIn analyzed the skills of its members in 100 metropolitan areas and the skills required for the jobs available in those places, the professional networking site found a shortage of 1.4 million people with communications skills compared with a deficit of 472,000 with software development skills. As … [Read more...] about The top job skills schools aren’t teaching well-and it’s not coding or math
The We Company's big reveal is finally here: After months of anticipation, the company more generally known as WeWork has released its updated S-1 prospectus in advance of a potential September IPO.The We Company had previously made some results available to investors and the media, but the new prospectus released Wednesday paints the clearest picture yet of its current position and its future prospects.As for the headline numbers, the company's revenue jumped 106% last year to $1.82 billion and has continued to grow briskly through 2019, rising 101% through the first half of the year to $1.54 billion. As expected, however, it is experiencing massive bottom-line losses. Last year, its net loss reached $1.93 billion, while in the first half of this year, it lost $905 million.The We Company also offered plenty of juicy nuggets and valuable data for potential investors to pore over. Here are 11 points in particular that investors should be aware of before the office-sharing juggernaut's … [Read more...] about 11 things we just learned about the WeWork IPO
Activist Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has submitted a representation before the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice RM Lodha seeking systematic changes in the structure and functioning of the MCI.Bhushan mentions in the representation that he is going to file a Writ in the Supreme Court of India for constitution of an expert committee comprising of individuals of unimpeachable integrity from both the field of Medicine and Law, to make recommendations to ensure that the MCI can be made to function transparently, non-arbitrarily and fairly, to prevent the scope for corruption and conflicts of interest, and to rationalise unnecessary regulations, so that the objects of the act and the right to health of the citizen is achieved.Bhushan alleges that MCI has not performed it’s duties as it should have and thus the standard of health of the citizen, the citizens access to doctors and medical facilities have not improved as it ought to … [Read more...] about Prashant Bhushan writes to Lodha Committee for systematic changes in the structure and functioning of Medical Council
Prof. G.S.Bajpai is a known Criminologist and Social Scientist in India. He won the Prof. B S Haikarwal and Prof Sushil Chandra Award for Senior Social Scientist this year. He is a Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice in National law University. (NLU)Delhi. In this interview with Live Law Associate Editor Suchitra Menon, he speaks about a variety of subjects- from Legal research to Kaushal Judgment. Live Law : Congratulations on the receipt of Social Scientist award. Can you share a few words about this achievement?Prof. G.S.Bajpai : The Indian Society of Criminology has been in existence for last more than four decades. It has instituted many awards. Prof. B S Haikarwal and Prof Sushil Chandra Award for Senior Social Scientist is most coveted one. It is given to an academician who has contributed through his research and publications in the field of criminology and criminal law. My candidature for the award was judged by an apex committee who scrutinized the … [Read more...] about The best way to learn Research Method is doing Research: Prof. GS Bajpai