Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bloomberg Law to compete with Westlaw/Lexis for your legal research dollars

Above the Law announced that Bloomberg Law is getting into the commercial legal research game with a kick-off event in NYC at the end of the month.  According to ATL,

Bloomberg Law will have its launch party at the end of the month at the west side offices of Willkie Farr.

It is way too early to tell if Bloomberg Law will truly offer an innovation in case law research. But we already know the company has put a metric ton of money into the product.  And we know that they’ve been hiring former attorneys for at least two years.

The implication is that LRW profs eventually may need to teach students this search engine in addition to Wexis should Bloomberg have some success in the marketplace.

You can read the rest of the story here and here.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/10/bloomberg-law-to-compete-with-westlawlexis-for-your-legal-research-dollars-.html

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