On the road again … next stop, Lutie Lytle Workshop & Writing Retreat @ Dedman SMU Law

I’m honored to return to the annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Faculty Workshop & Writing Retreat, held this year at the SMU Dedman School of Law (Dallas, TX). Lytle was the first African-American female law professor in the U.S.

I am participating in two exciting panels:

  • Developing Your Brand and a “Side Hustle”
  • Blockchain Technology: Smart Contracts, Wallets, Mining and Cryptocurrencies

I will also do an incubator presentation of my latest WIP, Cryptokitties, Cryptography & Copyright. This paper will be published in the BYU Copyright and Trademark Symposium Issue of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal and also presented more formally at:

[Full Presentation Schedule | About Professor Evans]

Professor Evans Moderates Cutting-Edge Panel on Innovation in Teaching & Practice

Professor Tonya Evans (Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg, PA) will serve as panel moderator of the Technological Innovation in Practice and Education at the 2012 Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. This panel will expose the audience to the technological realities of modern practice, and generate discussion about how the academy might respond in our teaching and scholarship to address advances in technology.

The discussion will include an update by Professor Andrew Perelmen about the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20’s work on lawyer regulation and technology, as well as insights from Stephanie Kimbro, a legal practitioner who conducts her entire law practice virtually and Professor Paula Schaefer who has designed an innovative e-discovery course.

More information about the panelists >> Ms. Stephanie Kimbro, Kimbro Legal Services, Andrew M. Perlman, Suffolk University Law School and Paula Schaefer, University of Tennessee College of Law.

Why Academic Plagiarism is On The Rise

© 2011 Professor Tonya M. Evans

November 12, 2011

The folks at Plagiarism Today published an insightful article on the impact of 21st century technologies and the rise of academic plagiarism. The easy answer of ‘kids these days’ doesn’t account for the exponential rise in the last 25 years, it seems. Studies show attitudes about cheating haven’t changed all that much over the years. The bottom line is it’s just easier to plagiarise in a “search engine-copy-and-paste-wikipedia” world. Thankfully, it’s also easier to detect with the right tools.

What’s the best way to avoid plagiarism altogether? Instilling integrity. A little goes a long way and serves as one of the essential building blocks of a successful, competent and respected lawyer; one that represents him or herself, the client and the profession exceedingly well. Just because.

Read Plagiarism Today’s Article on Why Plagiarism is on the rise

“Just Fit” review of the top ten plagiarism detection tools [paid and free]

Coping with Stress in Law School … You are not alone!

The following is an excellent article on coping with the stress of law school posted at Alex Ruskell’s Academic Support Blog. In the article he helps students 1) identify where the stress is coming from 2) identify the symptoms of stress and 3) provides tools to cope and warns of things you should avoid. The most important point is that you are not alone and there is help out there.

Click here to read the article: http://law.rwu.edu/blog/dealing-law-school-stress