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Monday, October 24, 2011

Writing in a Crowded Field

In the calm before and after the job market frenzy, planning the research agenda seems key.  What advice do you give either students or junior faculty?  Mine tracks my advice for things like student notes or, frankly, job decisions overall: it should be driven by passion and sustainable interest, as well as past experience/expertise.  But maybe equally important advice is to identify underwritten areas (i.e., to avoid writing in a crowded field).  Maybe something you see in the world that people  - or at least legal academics - ignore or gloss over?  Maybe something complex that not all are willing to dive into (ERISA, anyone?)?  What advice do you give?

Posted by Verity Winship on October 24, 2011 at 04:35 PM | Permalink

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