How Lawyers Use Evernote

From Rocket Matters Legal Productivity website:

Evernote is more than a note-taking application. We use it to store ideas, recordings, projects, tasks, images…The list is as comprehensive as we want it to be. Evernote allows us to offload our brain and organize our lives.

And how do lawyers use Evernote? I asked a few Evernote-loving lawyers. Here are their stories.

See also: A Lawyer’s Guide to Evernote E-Book

The SSRN Homepage Gets an Upgrade

SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, has redesigned their website, making it more user-friendly and adding some improvements. The database includes hundreds of thousands of research papers from social science researchers, which includes the legal field. Some are finalized articles, others are draft articles not yet published elsewhere. The SSRN Homepage Gets an Upgrade

If you are a law student, academic, or practitioner, you should check out the new design.

The SSRN Homepage Gets an UpgradeVisit SSRN


Just published: Legal Issues Journal (Jan 2017)

Just published: Legal Issues Journal (Jan 2017)

Legal Essays (from UKLSA)

The latest issue of Legal Issues Journal is out. Published by the United Kingdom Law Student Association, the journal published legal essays on subjects from all common law jurisdiction. This issue contains the following:

  • Copyright Protection of Fictional Characters in Films: U.K. and U.S. Perspectives
  • International Competition Law: The Antitrust Damages Directive Feb 2016
  • The Resounding Success of the Insurance Act 2015 with a Slight Blemish
  • Violence Against Women in Palestine and Mediocre Accountability
  • Is Pornography Merely Obscene? Feminist Perspectives on the Regulation of Pornography
  • Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2016] EWCA Civ 556: Judicial Apparent Bias and How It Affects the Parties
  • Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd: The Limits of the Fairchild Exception

The Journal is available as a paperback from Amazon worldwide, and for Kindle and iBooks. Individual articles are also available for Kindle. For more, visit the website.

The Journal accepts submissions from law students, academics, and practitioners.  For more, visit the website.

New website for the Legal Issues Journal

New website for the Legal Issues Journal

Legal Writing News


The Legal Issues Journal, an international journal of articles, case notes, and book reviews, has unveiled a new website this month. The Journal is published by the United Kingdom Law Students’ Association, the first UK association of it’s kind that is not affiliated with any university or other organization.

Legal Issues is a leading international journal publishing fine legal research on the basis of contribution to society, originality, interdisciplinary nature and elegance, commentary, and global news.

The journal accepts high-quality submissions at any time from law students (JD, LLB, LLM and PhD), academics, and practitioners. The focus is on common law jurisdictions with an emphasis on scholarship, unique contributions, and sound citations.

The new website highlights the current issue, details about the journal, past issues (available from Amazon, eBook formats, and as PDFs), and guidelines and procedures for submissions.

Visit the new website by clicking below.

Call for Case Comments and Book Reviews (Legal Issues Journal)

From the Legal Issues Journal:



The Editorial Board of the Legal Issues Journal is currently accepting case comments and book reviews for the 4th volume of the Journal. This is an opportunity for scholars, practitioners, postgraduate, and undergraduate students to publish their work in a high quality journal.

Case Comments (1,500-3,000 words). Case comments evaluate a recent and usually controversial or impactful case. It should review the opinion in terms of facts, arguments, history, precedent, holding, and dissent (if any), and discuss the possible effect of the case on the law or the legal system.

Book Reviews (1,000–2,500). Reviews of scholarly works or legal textbooks should provide the reader a summary of the structure, content, and purpose of the book. It will also critically analyze the book as to its style, success of purpose, and place within the intended area of law.

About the Journal 

The Legal Issues Journal is an international journal published by the UK Law Students’ Association (UKLSA) and is independent of any university. The Journal has a dedicated Editorial Board and has published bi-annual volumes since 2012. The Board selects original, innovative, and creative submissions which cover a range of topics of interest to the global legal world. The Journal is indexed with Westlaw and HeinOnline. It is available on Amazon, Kindle, and iBooks. For more details, visit our website.

Submission deadline

The next issue will be published in January 2016. The submission deadline is 31st October 2015. The Editorial Board reviews new submissions on an ongoing basis and aims to respond to each author as soon as possible.

Submission format

All submissions should be sent to the editor-in-chief in .doc or .docx format and should only contain the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract (200-300 words)
  • Keywords and/or case names (3-6 words)
  • Content of the submission (the submission itself)

Note: Please ensure that all sources are cited and that citations conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). 

The email should include the following:

  • Author’s full name
  • Name of educational institution, company, or organization
  • City, province, country
  • Title, position, or level of study (if applicable)
  • Submission category (case comment or book review)

For a more detailed submission guidance and formatting requirements please visit the submissions page.



Note: The Editorial Board will not accept papers that were submitted as part of a class-assigned work.  While the Editorial Board encourages all submissions, please be advised that the standard of the Journal is high and we receive an increasingly large number of submissions.



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