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July 2007 Issue


Cover Story

Law Hacks

(law haks) noun: Ways to successfully manage your workday by getting more done in less time


1 Empty your e-mail inbox daily.

2 Change your e-mail settings so the system doesn’t alert you every time a message comes in, as many systems do. Out­look can be set to alert you only for urgent messages. Interruptions only spoil your attention to your work; check your messages when you’re ready for them.

3 Move e-mail to the appropriate folder as soon as you have read it.

4 Organize your folders by urgency and then by subject.

5 Program your e-mail software to automatically file messages. Use your e-mail system’s rules: Sort by sender, subject or keyword.

Feature Section

    Re-engineering the J.D.

    When Drexel Univer­sity decided to open a law school, the administrators had lots of choices to make—including how to best approach legal education.

    Stories You Won’t Read in Books

    Among Washington, D.C.’s grand buildings, the Law Library of Congress might seem an afterthought.

ABA Connection

Mortgage Fraud Mess

Mortgage fraud doesn’t just nab unsuspecting homeowners. Lawyers can get caught in the web, too.

Supreme Court Report

New Theories of Evolution

McElhaney on Litigation

Legal Writing That Works

Associates in the Trenches

Who Needs Harvard?

President's Message

We Serve a Diverse Profession

Obiter Dicta

Room for One More?


July 1, 1997

Letters to the Editor

A Few Reservations