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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Blog Citation and Readership

As my guest stint draws to a close, I've decided to make my last hurrah a little Prawfs navel-gazing.

First, for those interested in the ability to blogs to move beyond the Internet and into scholarship: my colleague Michael Fischl recently wrote a great essay called The Other Side of the Picket Line: Contract, Democracy and Power in a Law School Classroom.  It is a great read and has the added benefit that he cites to Prawfs (fn. 34, for those interested) which he characterizes as "a popular blog for legal academics."  There you have it, folks, in black and white.    If its been pointed out already here, I apologize and see below.

Second, its useful to search these blogs more often.  The other day I was searching for an entry by Orly Lobel last year on the Connecticut Wal-Mart symposium.  Couldn't find it, but I did find her very useful entry that I had not read on banning laptops in the classroom.  Worth re-reading as we enter the new semester.  I am sure there are many other useful posts out there, but I fear they are hard to find.  I guess that is an argument for more regular reading, but if blogs were more easily searchable (at least to novices such as myself) that would be a great thing.

I also reflected on the repetitiveness in the discussion of the issues we face.  My post on the issues  raised by the changes in the first year curriculum is an example.  It seems like we have the same discussions, but fail to go to a higher level (much less reach agreement -- I'm not too hopefully on that).  I think that our little space in academe could really use some serious thinking about these hard issues; especially the ones where we seem to be continually reinventing the wheel.    I know that there is some hard thinking going on through AALS working group on the first year curriculum, and I'll be at the panel on that subject at AALS this year, but perhaps there is something to Larry Solum's call for a professional association of legal scholars.  Solum was writing in response to the dearth of peer reviewed journals, but I think that other issues (skills vs.  doctrines, theory vs. practice, articles vs. books, etc.) might get a more thorough and intellectual airing in the context of such an association. 

Signing off and thanks to the members of Prawfs for including me this month!

Posted by Alexandra Lahav on August 29, 2007 at 01:34 PM in Blogging | Permalink

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Posted by: dy | Sep 13, 2007 6:07:43 AM

Alexi, thanks again for blogging with us. Re: searching: we have a google search box on the left sidebar that lets you plug in a few keywords and searches only within this site. So when I typed in Orly Lobel Walmart, I quickly came across this post of hers: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2006/10/notable_quotes_.html, which was her reaction to the UConn conference last year and which I think you were searching for.
Also, I confess I've thought that the Journal of Legal Education serves as a useful forum for reflection on the meta-issues of running a law school. In terms of blog posts, we have a "life of law schools" category in our archive, but we could separate that out further between teaching, scholarship, service, etc. Maybe that will help avoid some of the repetitiveness you and others correctly espy in these conversations. Again, thanks for your wonderful posts. Come back soon.

Posted by: Dan Markel | Aug 30, 2007 8:55:25 AM

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