Friday, April 28, 2017

Columbia Law Revue Posts Hilarious Video Parody Critique of Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law Wars


The members of the Columbia Law Revue -   these law students are not only smart, but they are also clever  and some of them sing like Broadway headliners. Maybe we should invite them to perform at the American Association of Law Libraries Conference this summer.   This is the best legal research video since Craig Runde and Bill Lindberg produced the dancing Westlaw Reporters video back in the 1980's. The  Westlaw Story video parodies music and scenes from the  Leonard Bernstein hit play Westside Story... it is  loaded with barbs about vendor booty to incentivize product adoption by law students but  also offers some honest critiques on the stengths and shortcomings of Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. (All I can say is that it is a good thing that Mike Bloomberg is no longer mayor of NYC where Columbia is located -- on the upper West Side.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Columbia Law Revue!


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