Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Future of Blogging and Legal Scholarship


My interview with the Yale Law Report (available here) has generated lots of thoughtful commentary in the blogosphere:

Please send any links to other discussions that I've missed.

There is also an very interesting discussion and set of papers from the April 26, 2006 conference at the Berkman Center.

I'll also be addressing some of these issues at a symposium at New York Law School on February 16th. The conference has a great lineup of panelists and promises to be lots of fun.

My general practice for free standing documents that I embed in the blog is not to turn on comments, but if you want to comment on the original interview, on my Yale Law Journal Pocket Part essay, (itself part of a larger symposium) or any of the commentaries, please feel free to do so here.


For those interested in legal history, you might mention Legal History Blog.

I was glad to see JB mentioned the salient law blogs, though I would have enjoyed seeing a wider array, and, below, will suggest a few significant additions. Primarily JB's interest is the interface to academia and how universities teaching law will grow with this new forum, an interesting topic to evaluate.
My candidates for the list: the first is a legal historian with an interesting utilitarian concept of a law Prof's blog, his specialty history of the presidency; he has received national press this past year, Phillip Cooper, a teacher in Portland. The next is a fairly new voice on topics similar to Cooper's but ranging into subjects better suited to young professors and the student demographic at his institution of learning, Christopher Kelley. The last young professor's site I would recommend is Doug Linder's in MO. Linder has taken up the brush of political media art to draw his historical picture of the highlights of both archival and currently shifting constitutional law. Cooper; Kelley; Linder.
To these I would add the helpful site at which I have seen M. Lederman post, one specialized in national security, a site with a diminutive group of academics who are specialists as contributors there; the latter sometimes is very conservative, but manages to be thought provoking because of the depth of expertise of its roster of authors.

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