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Ever say to yourself: “I know there’s a word that comes next to liable, but I can’t think of which one…”?

Ever want to pull up tens of real-world examples of specific clauses (severability, forum selection, etc.)?

Then #corpora are for you.

#xl8 #translation #lawtwitter #law
Don't be fooled by the complicated name.

In reality, a #corpus is just a collection of texts.

All it takes is a simple search interface to comb through thousands of pages in just instants.
The search results give you an in-context list of how real-world drafters actually use the term you searched for.

The BYU corpora are good examples:

1⃣ COCA (U.S. English):
2⃣ BNC (G.B. English):
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I spent a full day teaching my @ColumbiaLaw Negotiation class online today. I know that many educators, from my fellow adjuncts to full-time faculty, are also moving their teaching online at lightning speed.
Some tips for teaching online follow, in the style of @mch_tweets. #LawTwitter @zoom_us #TeachingOnline #AcademicTwitter

Side Lighting > Overhead Lighting > Backlighting
Breakout Room Discussion > Class Discussion
TA Monitoring Chat > Trying to read chat & teach
Email Invitation from Prof > Posting Meeting ID to Canvas
Earbuds > Laptop Speakers
Offline Notes > Online Notes
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Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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I had a follower DM me asking why I was excited and “Celebrating” having the Elite Title IX attorney’s following my story. Not wanting to get in an argument, I thanked her and said I would spend some time thinking about her question & send a message out in the group sharing my
perspective. My reasons are fairly simple! First, this group of attorneys, accused student warriors and their supportive family members following my #twitterfeed are amazing. This group together BLAZED a TRAIL & SHINED a LIGHT on #Colleges & #Universities denial of #DueProcess &
#UnFairHearings. #HigherEd Schools have been denying students #fundamentalfairness for years. So without these attorney’s, brave student warriors & supportive families determined to prove their #innocence there would be very little protections for me now as I take the next step
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has not released an opinion since October 1, 2019. They are often on delay, but this is the lengthiest one I've known since I started covering this court in 2016.
When I contacted the clerk to find out what may be going on, I was informed that there have been "no opinions" and that the court releases them "at their discretion."
#lawtwitter - particularly those members who are familiar with this court - any thoughts on the delay?
I'm not suggesting something nefarious is happening. This could be altogether innocuous. But would love to hear some thoughts from the #lawtwitter peanut gallery.
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Hello and welcome to another livetweeting of a livestream from Nick Rekieta, Alleged Internet Lawyer, regarding Vic Mignogna v. Funimation et al, subject of the famous #threadnought. We're live in a minute but a few brief reminders.
Nick talks very fast. I am typing and watching/listening to him in another stream. I will not be able to respond in real time to comments but COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.
Also, if you find this amusing, feel free to drop me a little something at Ko-Fi:… Not necessary, always appreciated, and will probably be used for psych meds, which I'm going to need before this is all over.
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I’m definitely getting too deep into #lawtwitter and #appellatetwitter. I’m paging through my bluebook looking for citation rules. There’s a pretty simple one for tweets, but what about entire threads?
I’m thinking a “See generally” or other signal to the first tweet in the thread, with a parenthetical giving the gist of the thread and a courtesy link to the @ threadreaderapp unroll of the thread. Anyone else have ideas?
For any who might not be familiar with that site, it’s super handy. There’ll be a neat reply below. @threadreaderapp, please unroll
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I've been caught up in the most bizarre, apparently never-ending Twitter drama with some members of #lawtwitter who are personal friends with a registered sex offender, @g_padraic, (whose sex crimes involved kids) because I shared my dislike for that type of offense.
@G_Padraic I know the majority of my timeline has no idea what this is about but a significant portion of those who are in the legal field on Twitter keep making their way to my mentions so have a seat. You know how we black women love our receipts.
I responded to a thread about an alleged sexual harassment in support of the victim. I came across the timeline of a woman casting doubt on the victim because she couldn’t find her on Google. I responded with snark because women who tear women down about this are gross to me.
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Hey @PennLaw, it's a good thing that you gave Professor Wax a sabbatical so she could enhance your brand!

And the @NewYorker was happy to help!….


#Lawtwitter #academictwitter #phdchat #racism @atlblog @JosephPatrice
Some highlights on this thread. First quote from Wax: "Why are successful, peaceful, orderly, prosperous, technologically advanced, democratically sound countries so rare and so few, and why do they clump up in one tiny corner of the globe, namely Europe, the Anglosphere?"
(Gosh, I dunno, you never spoke to anyone about colonialism?).

Wax: "I think colonialism as an explanation is just a nonstarter. Colonialism came very late on the scene."
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The #Threadnought has been running for so long it broke Twitter and they replaced it with a garbage-looking emergency backup. And the lawsuit that inspired Twitter - Vic "R Broly" Mignogna v Some But Not All of the People Who Said Mean Things About Him - is entering a new phase.
So tonight seems like a good night for a "case status" post. I'm going to do this livetweet-style, since that's the most convenient for me (and also because it will give people time to ask questions). The idea is for this to be a review of the state of affairs up to this point.
With that in mind, I'm going to do a quick (and NON-COMPREHENSIVE) walkthrough of the situation, then explain what will be coming up over the next few weeks, and in particular look at the specific things each side needs to show the judge.
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I finished reading Ronica's TCPA motion.

Please don't defend Vic if you haven't read this.

I skipped the depositions and articles I'd already read, but I otherwise read every word. I fixed the sideways pages and put it on my drive, if anyone wants that.…
I went into this with a lot of excitement because I knew it was going to destroy whatever sliver of a case Vic had left. It absolutely did, but it left me feeling emotionally drained. This is a truly terrible document. It's even worse if you know how many stories got left out.
These emails between Vic and @MicheleSpecht hurt so much to read. We all knew how much she must have suffered, but to see it laid out like this—and for him to try to deny her the right to tell her story in the end—is just the nail in his coffin. What a reprehensible human being.
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@greg_doucette I just got to Nick's section of the motion.
@greg_doucette "Allegedly a practicing lawyer and 'journalist'"
@greg_doucette With bonus fun in the footnotes.
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(Non-consensual hugs typically qualify as assault in most jurisdictions btw)

Are those... tears?

Because they look like tears

I bet they're delicious

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This reminds me of my (GREAT) @UCDavisLaw professor @jcdobris' dry, Socratic Q when we covered Spur Ind. v Del E. Webb (….), a nuisance case pitting a cattle feedlot against a retirement community...
@UCDavisLaw @jcdobris Prof. Dobris, dryly, no hint of humor, to a room of 1Ls already scarred by his scathing (yet secretly kind) Socratic brilliance: "Who can tell me what the two parties have in common? Mr. Bellows? No? Anyone? What characteristic do a stockyard and a retirement community share?
@UCDavisLaw @jcdobris (Think "Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?" but delivered by John Houseman's character from "Paper Chase.)

Looong silence. Finally, with the tiniest, TINIEST sly smile, Dobris, dryly:

"They both are the business of warehousing animals that are about to die."

Whole class: slain. Ded.
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Let me quickly lay out what this is - the larger of the two beards in this clip is Ty Beard (nominative determinism!!). He's the attorney that Vic Mignona retained for his legal case that we've all had to think about for the past 2 days instead of more fun stuff, like anime.
Beard's remark in the clip - "Would the Farms be so kind as to 'find out about this guy' for us?" is regarding @greg_doucette, a NC attorney who's spent a merry 48 hours critiquing what looks like a pretty bumptious case for the entertainment of #LawTwitter.
The 'Farms' referenced is Kiwi Farms, your source for internet harassment. Remember Helldump? On the SA forums? KF is basically Diet Helldump, only without HD's rule against bugging targets of their scorn. Lovely people. KF obligingly doxxed Doucette.…
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Rising 2Ls on #lawtwitter: It’s write-on season! Here’s a thread about what I did to make it a little less painful. 👇
Start ASAP, but don’t panic if you work full time and get mono and travel to be MOH in a wedding during the write-on period. (True story.) Use the time you have and be strategic. For me, it looked like this...
Start with the prompt. What are the target questions? Keep these in mind as you read.
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Franchise Tax Board v Hyatt is the sleeper abortion case you have not heard about. Because, of course, it is not about #abortion.

But the decision - and HOW it is reached - is going to determine how the incoming wave of abortion cases are going to be resolved.

The FTB case came from a tax dispute. A former resident of California sued the California Franchise Tax Board in a Nevada state court, claiming that it had done him all manner of wrongs in investigating his purported tax liability.
California does not want to be sued in another state’s courts. The current law, decades old, allows such suits.

The case has nothing to do with abortion, but everything to do with how to overturn precedent.
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NEWSFLASH: Both the @ACLU and the #UN decry #SolitaryConfinement as
and #Manafort has been subjected to it for at least 8 months. See… and if you want the Truth about #Mueller #Weissmann read the book at published in 2014
DARE you to read the book @RudyGiuliani mentioned💥
@chucktodd @CNN @jaketapper @ChrisCuomo

Written in 2014 to spur bi-partisan #CriminalJustice #reform

NEVER REFUTED or challenged

Dialogue from court transcripts & decisions
Brendan Sullivan of Williams & Connolly LLP praises the book and says it is better than any law school course in the country.

If you want to understand the #MuellerReport , you must first read #LicensedToLie

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Switching to vodka soda because I’m not a quitter and I owe you the weird Sunday tweets you all deserve.
My connecting flight to LAX is officially cancelled and I’ve been sitting on the arrival tarmac for 2 hours so let’s do thisssss
This dude is currently demanding to be allowed off the plane (on tarmac) because he’s a doctor. No additional justification. The captain is attempting to be nice but also completely baffled. Doctor: “it is ridiculous that you would keep me, a doctor, on the plane this long.”
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Please explain to me why the people calling the police are not committing a crime. Really. Explain it to me. #ShowUp
Hey #lawtwitter this is a real question. Is there any instance in which calling the police is a punishable crime?
Today’s reminder: Doesn’t say selling water, sitting in a coffee shop, going to the pool. Calling the police is for EMERGENCIES. #ShowUp
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#lawtwitter #appellatetwitter The problem: until the legal profession's culture undergoes some changes, this is going to be a problem. Let me tell you a little story about representing a female partner who accused a senior partner of sexual harassment 1/
I send a demand letter to the firm's managing partner. A few days later I receive a call from an outside attorney, who focused in plaintiff's law, saying he represents the firm and that we should mediate the case. Great. So we select a mediator and go mediate at a 2/
neutral site in another town -on a Sunday. All very hush-hush. The mediator was a woman who spent 30 years on the bench at the trial and appellate levels - we felt good about our chances of early resolution. But, for some damn reason, the firm brought the senior 3/
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