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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Zoology of Foxes & Hedgehogs (Both Wandering & Homebody)

There's been a fascinating debate about whether it's better to be a "fox" or a "hedgehog" when it comes to legal academia.  Belle Lettre started things off here, followed by Eric Muller and Dan Filler.  Even if you haven't followed this string, be sure to read Larry Solum's absolutely brilliant post reshaping the debate and drawing a new distinction.  If you're ruminating about the arc of your academic career, Larry's breakdown provides real food for thought.

Posted by Matt Bodie on July 10, 2007 at 05:36 PM in Teaching Law | Permalink


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Yes -- I feel less guilty knowing that I'm not a dilletante, I'm a "wandering fox" who probably can't help being this way. In all seriousness: a great, helpful post for those of us trying to figure out if our choices of fields of study are screwing up our careers or not.

Posted by: Scott Moss | Jul 15, 2007 4:59:12 PM

I haven't read the other posts, but agree with Matt that Larry Solum's is excellent.

Posted by: Darian Ibrahim | Jul 10, 2007 8:20:44 PM

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