Special Issue • December 2021

Special Issue • December 2021
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What Law Can Learn from Outside Law

The Practice explores other professions for comparative insights

The Practice regularly looks at professions outside of law to ask: what can lawyers learn from outside the legal profession? This year, we expanded our perspective, covering medicine and healthcare, finance and accounting, as well as corporate investigations and public relations. Just as legal training offers value to nonlegal work, comparative outlooks can offer the legal profession critical insights into its own blind spots.=

Jacob Silverman, CEO of Kroll Inc, on managing crises

Silverman joined a panel during the crisis lawyering symposium to discuss how to effectively manage crises at Kroll, a premier corporate investigations firm.



Tracking the Profession: Health informatics as a tool for better patient outcomes

A doctor's gloved hand presses buttons that float in the air that indicate medicine, treatment plan, care team, and how it connects globally. The image is meant to suggest all of the data that goes along with healthcare.

In Legal Informatics (Vol. 8, Issue 1, November/December 2021), we investigated health informatics, a comparative and robust field with degree programs and work placements, to ask what it could teach us about the more nascent, but burgeoning field of legal informatics.


Disciplining Data: A conversation with a school of information sciences dean

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In this Speaker’s Corner from Legal Informatics (Vol. 8, Issue 1, November/December 2021), David Wilkins sat down with Eunice Santos, professor and dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for a conversation about the intersection of information sciences and the law, and how to train students to be effective collaborators and translators between the disciplines.


Communicating Clearly: crisis communications requires empathy, trust, and planning

Glasses peer out at a forest--outside the rims it is blurry, while inside it is clear, illustrating how glasses bring clarity to the world.

In the issue on Crisis Lawyering (Vol. 7, Issue 6, September/October 2021), we looked at the discipline of crisis communications to find out both what it requires and how lawyers are increasingly working with and critical to public relations plans.


Knowing is Half the Battle: A look at knowledge management

A brain is drawn on a circuit board, illustrating the concept of knowledge management,

From Integration in Legal Services (Vol. 7, Issue 4, May/June 2021), we explore knowledge management in theory and practice, zeroing in on a case study about McKinsey’s legal department as it undergoes a major knowledge management transformation.


Canary in a Coal Mine? What legal services can learn from healthcare’s consolidation experience

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In this Speaker’s Corner from Integration in Legal Services (Vol. 7, Issue 4, May/June 2021), David Wilkins speaks with Leemore Dafny, Bruce V. Rauner professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, for a discussion around consolidation in the health care market and what lessons those in the market for legal services might draw from their experience.

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