Interdisciplinary collaboration is necessary for the future of legal education

Law is often viewed as a conservative practice that is not defined by innovation or agility, but legal tech and the new sharing economy are changing such assumptions. To deal with the influx of technology, creativity and innovation are increasingly fused into an otherwise traditional law school curriculum, helping to equip future lawyers with the tools needed to operate effectively. This trend does not just benefit legal educatiolan, though; it also imparts essential knowledge to other fields th

How some law schools are teaching smart contracts to students

By now, the fact that contracts can be created by artificial intelligence and agreements executed through automation has already had significant implications for the practice and business of law. But while disruptive technology may not necessarily call for pioneering jurisprudence, it often requires legal education to adapt their curricula. Many law schools across the country are therefore finding ways to discuss smart contracts in the context of traditional legal analysis.

A Quick Guide to Protecting Your Invention with a Provisional Patent Application

You’ve always been a dreamer, a thinker, and a creator who adds to the world. Yet, we live in a place where light-fingered opportunists “borrow” ideas all the time, and you can’t afford to have yours taken away for free. It just so happens your fears are very grounded. If you are unaware of your invention, how can you know when you are giving it away? In fact, research shows that 50% of all inventions occur by accident. It comes as no surprise that many people may be confused as to how to move

The Dangers of Truck Driving Fatigue

A very real threat to the road, truck driver fatigue is a major problem in the industry. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ”Nearly 4,000 people die in large truck crashes each year and driver fatigue is a leading factor.” The vast majority of those deaths are passenger vehicle occupants.  Most trucks weigh close to 80,000 pounds, so it’s easy to see why.  With the wide open roads in Texas, it can be a big problem. Fatigue is the number one reason that commercial trucks are inv

Top 3 Common Causes for Auto Accidents

Auto accidents happen every single day in Texas.  Generally people exchange insurance and walk away.  In some cases, however, the accident can be life altering.  Knowing the common causes for car accidents can help to prevent them in the first place.  Should you experience a life altering accident, however, there are steps you can take to improve the quality of your life.  Your first step would be hiring a the premier San Antonio accident attorney – The Welmaker Law Firm. The following are the

What Are My Rights and Responsibilities if I am Injured in The Workplace?

When you are injured in the workplace, it is imperative that you know you’re rights and responsibilities.  As a Texas employee, being well informed will ensure you protect yourself both legally and physically.  These tenets are equally important, and should be handled accordingly.  The following is a brief overview of the Texas workers’ compensation system. If you are unsure about any of the above rights or responsibilities involving your claim, it is always best to consult your workplace injur