Thursday, September 21, 2006
[A]ny important case could merit a blog. The same holds for any significant statute or regulation, or for any major trial. Many legal specialties do not yet have a blog devoted to them (adoption law, for example). By creating a blog, a law student can take online ownership of whatever topic he chooses. He can turn his blog into a continuously updated resource that actual lawyers and judges pay attention to. He can invite lawyers and law professors to post their scholarship on his site, whether short-form or long-form, with a variety of styles ranging from the colloquial to the formal. He can also conduct his own research and publish his own work. Such a student may end up becoming a nationally-recognized authority on his chosen topic.
Rosa Brooks, What the Internet Age Means for Female Scholars: "The changes ushered in by the Internet offer both promise and peril for women scholars. Let's start with the positive. . . ." (Professor Brooks also thinks, like Dahlia Lithwick before her, that "women legal bloggers are still thin on the ground." I would tend to disagree.)
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