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Monday, June 13, 2005

Law Professor Blogger Census (Beta Version 1.0)

Census_1 How many law professor bloggers are out there?  We thought we would attempt to take a census of current law professors who are blogging.  Kaimi Wenger, Ethan Leib, and Dan Markel of PrawfsBlawg as well as Orin Kerr at VC all assisted me in this endeavor.  We hope that this census will prove useful for discussing who is blogging, the “blogospherics” (demographics) of the bloggers, and the law schools that have heavy blogging populations.  We note that there are many very interesting blawgs by lawyers and law students, but we have restricted this list to law professors -- otherwise the project would be too daunting.  Additionally, blogs without activity over the past month were not included.

This is a beta version.  There are probably many bloggers that we missed.  Please email me about your blog if you were left out of this list or if you know of others we overlooked.

A few statistics: 

· There are quite a lot of law professor bloggers – 103 in all. 

· The schools with the largest amount of bloggers include San Diego (7), Cincinnati (4), George Mason (4), Ohio State (4), UCLA (4), GW (3), Stanford (3), St. Thomas (3), Chapman (3). 

· Of the bloggers, 20 are female and 83 are male.

Law School

Blawgger

Blawg

Arizona

Gabriel (Jack) Chin

CrimProf Blog

Ave Maria

Richard Myers

Mirror of Justice

Boston University

Randy Barnett

Volokh Conspiracy

Cardozo

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford Blog

Case Western

Jonathan Adler

The Commons Blog

Chapman

Tom Bell

Agoraphilia

Chapman

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt.com

Chapman

John Eastman

The Remedy

Chicago

Judge Richard Posner

Becker-Posner Blog

Cincinnati

Paul Caron

TaxProf Blog

Cincinnati

Rafael Gely

LaborProf Blog

Cincinnati

Mark Godsey

CrimProf Blog

Cincinnati

Elizabeth Malloy

Health Law Prof Blog

Columbia

Eben Moglen

Freedom Now

Cornell

Steven Shiffrin

Left2Right

U.C. Davis

Anupam Chander

Anupam Chander

Duke

Stuart Benjamin

Volokh Conspiracy

Emory

Michael Perry

Mirror of Justice

Fordham

Amelia Uelmen

Mirror of Justice

Hastings

Ethan Leib

PrawfsBlawg

Hofstra

Julian Ku

Opinio Juris

Florida State

Dan Markel

PrawfsBlawg

Georgia

Kevin Jon Heller

The Yin Blog

Georgia State

Ellen Podgor

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

George Mason

David Bernstein

Volokh Conspiracy

George Mason

Michelle Boardman

Volokh Conspiracy

George Mason

Todd Zywicki

Volokh Conspiracy

George Mason

Tyler Cowen

Volokh Conspiracy

GW

Donald Clarke

China Law Prof Blog

GW

Orin Kerr

Volokh Conspiracy

GW

Daniel Solove

PrawfsBlawg

Georgetown

Mark Tushnet

Balkinization

Illinois

Larry Ribstein

IdeoBlog

Illinois

Lawrence Solum

Legal Theory Blog

Iowa

Tung Yin

The Yin Blog

Lewis & Clark

Jack Bogdanski

Jack Bog’s Blog

Louisiana State

Christine Corcos

Media Law Prof Blog

Loyola LA

Rick Hasen

Election Law Blog

Marquette

Eric Goldman

Goldman’s Observations and

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Marquette

Christine Hurt

Conglomerate

Miami

Michael Froomkin

Discourse.net

Michigan

Don Herzog

Left2Right

Michigan

Robert Howse

PrawfsBlawg

Minnesota

Carol Chomsky

Contracts Prof Blog

Missouri

Peggy McGuinness

Opinio Juris

New England

Joelle Moreno

PrawfsBlawg 

UNC

Eric Muller

Is That Legal?

Northwestern

James Lindgren

Volokh Conspiracy

Notre Dame

Richard Garnett

Mirror of Justice

Notre Dame

Vincent Rougeau

Mirror of Justice

Ohio State

Douglas Berman

Sentencing Law and Policy

Ohio State

Edward Lee

Lee Blog

Ohio State

Dale Oesterle

Business Law Prof Blog

Ohio State

Daniel Tokaji

Equal Vote

Oklahoma

Michael Scaperlanda

Mirror of Justice

Pepperdine

Roger Alford

Opinio Juris

Pittsburgh

Michael Madison

Madisonian Theory

Regent

David Wagner

Ninomania

Roger Williams

Dennis Tonsing

Law School Academic Support Blog

Rutgers Camden

Greg Lastowka

Terra Nova

San Diego

Gail Heriot

The Right Coast

San Diego

Adam Kolber

Neuroethics Blog

San Diego

Saikrishna Prakash

The Right Coast

San Diego

Michael Rappaport

The Right Coast

San Diego

Maimon Schwarzschild

The Right Coast

San Diego

Thomas Smith

The Right Coast

San Diego

Christopher Wonnell

The Right Coast

St. John’s

Christopher Borgen

Opinio Juris

St. John’s

Susan Stabile

Mirror of Justice

St. Mary’s

Gerry Beyer

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog

St. Thomas

Thomas Berg

Mirror of Justice

St. Thomas

Greg Sisk

Mirror of Justice

St. Thomas

Robert Vischer

Mirror of Justice

South Carolina

Ann Bartow

Sivocracy.net

SMU

Thomas Mayo

Health Law Prof Blog

Southwestern

Paul Horwitz

PrawfsBlawg

Stanford

Jennifer Granick

The Shout 

Stanford

Lawrence Lessig

Lessig Blog

Stanford

Margaret Jane Radin

Left2Right

SUNY Buffalo

Shubha Ghosh

Antitrust Prof Blog

Temple

David Hoffman

PrawfsBlawg

Temple

David Post

Volokh Conspiracy

Tennessee

Glenn Reynolds

Instapundit

Texas

Brian Leiter

Leiter Reports

Texas Weslyan

Franklin Snyder

Contracts Prof Blog

Thomas Jefferson

Kaimi Wenger

PrawfsBlawg

Touro

Jonathan Ezor

Tech Law Prof Blog

Touro

Michelle Zakarin

Tech Law Prof Blog

UCLA

Stephen Bainrbidge

ProfessorBainbridge.com and

Mirror of Justice

UCLA

Victor Fleischer

A Taxing Blog

UCLA

Russell Korobkin

Volokh Conspiracy

UCLA

Eugene Volokh

Volokh Conspiracy

Vermont

Ellen Swain

Law School Academic Support Blog

Villanova

Patrick Brennan

Mirror of Justice

Villanova

Mark Sargent

Mirror of Justice

Wake Forest

Jennifer Collins

PrawfsBlawg

Wayne State

Peter Henning

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Willamette

Susan Smith

Environmental Law Prof Blog

William Mitchell

Kim Dayton

Elder Law Prof Blog

Wisconsin

Ann Althouse

Althouse

Wisconsin

Gordon Smith

Conglomerate

Yale

Jack Balkin

Balkinization

Yale

Ian Ayres

Balkinization

Posted by Daniel Solove on June 13, 2005 at 03:10 AM in Blogging, Daniel Solove, Life of Law Schools | Permalink

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Comments

Note that Tyler Cowen _isn't_ a law professor- he's in the economics dept. at George Mason, and at least his own web page doesn't list him in the law school. Also, Seana Shiffrin, Law and Philosophy at UCLA, also blogs occasionally at Left 2 Right, as Does Neil Buchanan (Law- Rutgers/Newark)

Posted by: Matt | Jun 13, 2005 1:46:58 AM

Missed two. Donald Boudreaux, head of the econ dept at George Mason and also teaches the intro law and & econ class for 1Ls at the law school. http://www.cafehayek.com

and Alex Tabarrock also of GMU, at http://marginalrevolution.com (Tyler Cowen also posts here), more an econ blog, but he also teaches an intro law & econ class at GMU law.

Posted by: Erick | Jun 13, 2005 9:16:23 AM

Charlie Nesson at Harvard. http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/nesson/blog/

Posted by: Will Baude | Jun 13, 2005 9:31:13 AM

You've left out James Maule of Villanova - http://www.mauledagain.blogspot.com/

Posted by: MV | Jun 13, 2005 9:59:48 AM

Andrew Morriss from Case Western also blogs alongside his fellow Case Western Professor Jonathan Adler at the Commons.

Posted by: Bishop | Jun 13, 2005 10:19:14 AM

Erick,

Alex Tabarrock does not appear on GMU Law's faculty listing. Donald Bourdreaux does, and he will be listed. Thanks for the tip.

Dan

Posted by: Daniel Solove | Jun 13, 2005 10:55:34 AM

Thanks to all for the tips about those we missed. Very much appreciated. Keep them coming. We will post an updated census soon.

Dan

Posted by: Daniel Solove | Jun 13, 2005 10:57:27 AM

Erick,

Alex Tabarrock does not appear on GMU Law's faculty listing. Donald Bourdreaux does, and he will be listed. Thanks for the tip.

Dan

Posted by: Daniel Solove | Jun 13, 2005 10:57:31 AM

These numbers look much better than the SSRN top 100 - at least for the women law professors. I bet if you looked at seniority - we'd be a pretty junior bunch.

Posted by: Joelle | Jun 13, 2005 11:15:26 AM

Michael DeBow, of Cumberland, blogs at Southern Appeal (http://southernappeal.blogspot.com).

Posted by: Nathan | Jun 13, 2005 12:04:33 PM

My colleague at Case Western, Andrew Morriss, also contributes to the Commons Blog from time to time.

JHA

Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Jun 13, 2005 12:06:06 PM

University of Toledo Law Professor Howard Friedman has a blog:
http://religionclause.blogspot.com/ Religion Clause

Posted by: Robert | Jun 13, 2005 12:39:42 PM

You forgot my four fellow co-bloggers at the Legal Ethics Forum: John Steele (Boalt), Brad Wendel (Cornell), David Hricick (Mercer), and John Dzienkowski (U.T.). [And if visiting ass't profs count too, then there's also me (Hofstra)]

Posted by: Laura | Jun 13, 2005 2:02:46 PM

Elizabeth Warren (Harvard) blogs at tpmcafe.com (successor to talkingpointsmemo.com, where she blogged as well).

Posted by: hls | Jun 13, 2005 3:15:14 PM

Interestingly, there seems to be at least some overall tilt in a direction that I didn't expect -- most of the schools generally considered "higher-ranked" are represented on the list.

There are about 70 law schools overall listed in the chart and comments, or a little over 1/3 of total law schools.

However, higher-ranked schools have a much higher rate of representation. Of Leiter's top 20 schools, all but 5 are listed with at least one blogging professor. (The five holdouts are NYU, Penn, Virginia, USC and Vanderbilt).

Posted by: Kaimi | Jun 13, 2005 3:45:37 PM

Surprised you missed me. I'm on the faculty at Villanova Law. I've been blogging at www.mauledagain.blogspot.com since early 2004. Mostly tax law.

Jim

Posted by: Jim Maule | Jun 13, 2005 5:52:26 PM

Jacqueline Dowd
Florida A&M College of Law
www.jackiedowd.blogspot.com

Posted by: Jackie | Jun 13, 2005 6:07:02 PM


Two others to add: Dru Stevenson (South Texas College of Law) blogs at http://drustevenson.blogspot.com/ and Beau Baez (Liberty University School of Law) blogs at http://libertylaw.blogspot.com/

Posted by: tim zinnecker | Jun 13, 2005 7:03:14 PM

don't forget the canadians!

michael geist blogs at michaelgeist.ca

ian kerr blogs at blogonnymity.info

jeremy debeer blogs at jeremydebeer.ca

Posted by: ian kerr | Jun 13, 2005 10:47:23 PM

You have inspired me to try to find faculty bloggers in other disciplines...my very early efforts are here, and it's clear I need help. Take a look and send me tips via trackback.

Posted by: Jim Hu | Jun 14, 2005 4:22:26 AM

I'm another law professor blogger whom you missed. My blog site, MayerBlog, has been up since January 2004, at http://users.law.capital.edu/dmayer/Blog/

Incidentally, it would be interesting to know the political orientation of the law professors who blog, as it seems to me that a large number of us are libertarians.

Posted by: David N. Mayer | Jun 14, 2005 10:19:04 AM

Please add Beth Simone Noveck, New York Law School.
Cairns Blog; URL: http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/

Thanks for compiling this.

Posted by: Grace Lee | Jun 14, 2005 1:10:31 PM

Thanks for including Ann Bartow and Sivacracy! Please check the spelling, though.

Siva

Posted by: Siva Vaidhyanathan | Jun 15, 2005 2:16:07 PM

AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE CENSUS -- VERSION 2.0 -- HAS BEEN POSTED HERE.

Posted by: Daniel Solove | Jun 16, 2005 12:03:51 AM

From Wisconsin, you missed The Tonya Show.

Posted by: Anonymous Sconnie | Jun 17, 2005 7:59:53 PM

Oh, and The Other Side of the Ocean, too -- also from Wisconsin (Nina Camic).

Posted by: Anonymous Sconnie | Jun 17, 2005 8:03:21 PM

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