Monday, April 24, 2006

Blogs and Legal Scholarship

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School is hosting the "first scholarly conference on the impact of blogs on the legal academy," on Friday, April 28, 2006. "Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship" will feature more than twenty of the nation’s leading law professor bloggers, addressing such topics as
  • The Role of the Blog in the Dissemination of Legal Scholarship (Larry Solum, Univ. of Illinois; Legal Theory Blog)
  • Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (Eugene Volokh,UCLA; The Volokh Conspiracy)
  • Why a Narrowly Defined Legal Scholarship Blog Is Not What I Want: The Joys of Well-Rounded Blogging (Ann Althouse, Univ. of Wisconsin; Althouse)
  • Pre-Tenure Blogging: Is It Worth It? (Christine Hurt, Univ. of Illinois; Conglomerate; & Tung Yin, Univ. of Iowa; The Yin Blog).

A live streaming webcast of the event will be available at

And a number of the conference's papers are now available via the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at its page for the bloggership conference.

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