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Using Litigation Analytics as a Job Search Tool: Introduction

by Tove Klovning

Introduction

Why Use Litigation Analytics?

Litigation analytics are a great tool when you want to learn more about the law firms you are considering applying to.

1. Litigation analytics are great when it comes to identifying a law firm's practice areas.

2. Litigation analytics are also a great tool when it comes to identifying practice area trends.

3. Litigation analytics can help you prepare for an interview.

 

Below is a sample chart from Bloomberg law.

Locating Litigation Analytics

Here is how you access these reports

Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics tool is located under the ‘Career Resources’ menu page. This tool features dynamic charts and graphs to help users identify insights and visualize trends.  The data is downloadable into PDF, Word, and Excel reports. How cool is that!  While I am at it: Here is a direct link to the tool and to a video on how to use this tool.
Westlaw litigation history reports offer an at-a-glance analysis of an attorney’s litigation experience. The reports are customizable by adjusting the date range or by filtering it to specific litigation events.  Here are 5 reasons to use this tool and there is a link to a video on how to use this tool
Lexis Advance also offers access to litigation reports. More than mere charts and graphs, Lexis Advance ‘Litigation Profile Suite’ lets you quickly and easily search and survey vast quantities of information about more than 2M attorneys. Slice it. Dice it. Turn it inside out. How cool is that! Here is a direct link. Hint: You will need to click on the drop-down arrow in order to get to  the attorney profile search page. Check out this video for more information.

 

 

 

 

You will need your Bloomberg Law, Westlaw and Lexis Advance passwords in order to use these links. Feel free to swing by the reference desk or make an appointment with one of the law school’s reference librarians should you need help exploring the information in these database.

About the Author

About the Author

This guide was put together by Tove Klovning who is the law school's  Foreign/Comparative and International Law Librarian & Lecturer in Law and US Government Documents Coordinator. Feel free to email her at: tklovni@wustl.edu should you need help getting familiar with these tools.

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Tove Klovning oversees foreign, comparative, and international law services at the law library and teaches Legal Research Methodologies I & II. She often guest lecturers on legal research methodology strategies in seminar classes and assists researchers with legal research questions relating to foreign law, comparative law, and international law, as well as questions related to the American legal system. She has written several research guides on American, international, and foreign legal issues. Klovning has taught in the Global Legal Studies Master Program at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal, and has been a speaker at both U.S. and international conferences. Before joining the law school, Klovning worked at the Albert Jenner, Jr. Law Library of the University of Illinois, assisted as a Visiting Research Scholar in the Ombudsman Office at Southern Illinois University, Illinois, was a law clerk intern for the Bergen Circuit Court in Norway, and a legal caseworker in Bergen, Norway. Klovning has resided in various countries across Asia and is multilingual. She is an associate member of the American Bar Association.

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