December 16, 2010
Justice Scalia Uses an iPad, Justice Kagan a Kindle to Read Briefs
From the description provided for the below YouTube video:
In this excerpt from C-SPAN's interview with Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan (airing Sunday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET on C-SPAN), Justice Kagan describes using an Amazon Kindle to read briefs. Included in her comments, "I have a Kindle that my briefs are on. You know I saw Justice Scalia, he said that he had them on an iPad and I thought, huh, maybe I should have them on an iPad. But mine are on a Kindle and I also of course you know sometimes truck them around just on hard copy. So I do both."
Hat tip to OSU Law Prof Douglas Berman's post, Supreme Court Justices are now doing work on iPads and Kindles, when will law students? In his post, Berman writes:
When traveling to speak at various conferences, I have noticed more and more lawyers with iPads and other e-readers. I expect that buzz about the Justices reading briefs on e-readers might add even more juice to the on-going digital revolution in the collection and distribution of legal materials. And if law schools do not get with the program soon, I fear we will be doing even worse than usual in training the next generation of lawyers.
See also Brian Malcom's A Supreme Decision: iPad v. Kindle on Young Lawyers Blog ("Imagine all the trees the federal courts could save if they went entirely paperless.") [JH]
Is the fear that law schools are not properly training young lawyers to take advantage of emerging technologies, or that the use of emerging technologies will hinder the development of legal writing skills?
Posted by: Jessica | Dec 19, 2010 9:11:11 AM