Archive for October, 2009

This Is What ALL Writers Want!

Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 23:05

(Thanks to the New Yorker) All writers–fiction and nonfiction–crave to hear this. There are other ends to writing but getting approval is a major one. It’s obvious really as most writing is for an audience. Even “secret” writing is now done via blogs and tweets, so diaries are wide open. A bad review or, worse, […]






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Law of the Future at HiiL

Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at 15:25

The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) held its third annual conference on the Law of the Future at the Peace Palace last week. The conference brought together a range of academics, policy wonks, and practitioners to focus on the question: In this era of globalization, does the ever-increasing complexity of political and […]






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Where’s Your WiFi Come From?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at 11:37

I know folks who do this. (Thanks to New Yorker)






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It’s Worth Complaining?

Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 15:17

(Would you buy a used car from this man?) I’m writing this with Abba’s Money, Money, Money as my backdrop. About a year ago I moved house renting my old one. The tenants wanted to take over my cable and broadband package with Virgin Media (no link given). No problem. No problem for me: big […]






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Global Legal 100

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 10:35

(Thanks to GnomePress) Robert J. Ambrogi on Legal Blog Watch has relayed the American Lawyer’s results on the top 100 global law firms. They don’t make happy reading for managing partners. Clifford Chance’s profits per partner fell by 41%. Yet law firm revenues haven’t suffered too much in the financial crisis–a matter of a few […]






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