PRODUCTIVITY: Should Law Schools Ban Smartphones In Faculty Offices? “There is also some evidence that productivity suffers in the mere presence of smartphones. When workers in a recent study by the University of Texas and University of California had their personal phones placed on their desks—untouched—their cognitive performance was lower than when their devices were in another location, such as in a handbag or the pocket of a coat hanging near their workspace.”

Once again, we need only turn to the wisdom of Kanye: