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Monday, November 02, 2009

Rotations, Jotwell, etc.

Greetings from East Lansing, MI, where I'm hanging my hat for the night, en route from YUL to TLH via a workshop at MSU tomorrow. Per Tim Zick, I should not be apologizing for my absence or delay in getting this announcement up, but I'm feeling guilty all the same. 

We have a great cast of characters for Prawfs during the month of November. In addition to the previously mentioned Zick, we have some other newbies: David Friedman (Willamette); Jon Siegel (GW); and Noah Sachs (Richmond). We also have a number of distinguished veterans: Bill Araiza, Paul Secunda, Michael Risch, Marc DeGirolami, Marc Blitz, and Will Baude. (Oops: sorry. We also have Rob Vischer). I am hopeful Jeanne Suk will join us to blog about her new book, At Home in the Law (YUP), but it might have to wait until a different month. 

By the way, pretty soon, I'll be putting together the schedule of guests for the spring. If you are a prawf and are interested in trying your hand at this ol' blogging thing, what with its tubes and noise and all, drop me a line. Feel free to nominate your colleagues who could use the distraction of blogging too.

In the meantime, thanks to all the great bloggers from October. Some might linger a little bit as they get their last few words off their collective chests...

Finally, please take note that Jotwell, the Journal Of Things We Like Lots, is now alive, and it promises to be both an exciting and welcome addition to the conversations about scholarship. I'll be a contributing editor/writer for some of the crim stuff, and, in a mad game of turnabout, I'll be laboring under the fierce and relentless leadership of co-blogger, Jonathan Simon, and the inimitable Donna Coker. To lash myself to the mast, I herein commit to write some nice things in the (near?) future about relatively recent pieces I've mentioned here in the past (or meant to at least) by: Laudan/Allen/Risinger; Gershowitz; Myers; and not least, that scoundrel O'Hear :-)

More from M. Froomkin on Jotwell after the jump.

Welcome to Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). Here you will find leading academics and practitioners providing short reviews of recent scholarship related to the law that the reviewer likes and thinks deserves a wide audience.

Jotwell is a special type of law review housed on a set of inter-linked blogs. As a law review, Jotwell has only one mission: to bring to readers’ attention great recent scholarship related to the law. As a blog we invite your comments, and hope that some of our reviews will spark a conversation.

On the Jotwell main page you should expect new content once or twice a week, although as we add more sections contributions may become more frequent. Each of the subject-specific sections will have something new at least once a month. In any case, every time a new review appears in any of the subject-specific sections, an excerpt with a link to the full text will also appear here on our front page at http://jotwell.com.

There are three ways to read Jotwell.

  1. You can visit this page, the main Jotwell site, which aggregates all the sections; or you can sample just the sections you like, choosing from the list in the right column.
  2. If you use a newsreader, you can sign up for the RSS feed for the main Jotwell section, or select among the feeds for the subject sections by choosing the link to the RSS feed found in each section.
  3. Or, if you prefer to get your updates by e-mail, you can click here to request a message every time we have new article, or click on the email link found in every subject section for a more tailored, and less frequent, reminder.

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