Web logs ("blogs") are transforming much of American society, including government, politics, journalism, and business. In the past few years,
blogs have begun to affect the delivery of legal education, the production and dissemination of legal scholarship, and the practice of law. We are delighted that over twenty of the nation’s leading law professor bloggers have agreed to join with us for the first scholarly conference on the impact of blogs on the legal academy.
This symposium is free and open to the public.
The conference's papers are available via the Social Science Research Network by visiting their special page for the bloggership conference.
Podcasts from the event are available for download at AudioBerkman.
Session 1: Law Blogs as Legal Scholarship
Session 2: The Role of the Law Professor Blogger
Session 3: Law Blogs and the First Amendment
Session 4: The Many Faces of Law Professor Blogs
The Bloggership symposium is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Microsoft Corporation.
How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship
April 28, 2006
8:30 - 8:40 a.m.: Welcome: John Palfrey
(Executive Director, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society)
8:40 - 9:00 a.m.: Introduction: Paul Caron
(Cincinnati; Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Law Professor Blogs Network)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Law Blogs as Legal Scholarship
Doug Berman (Ohio State; Sentencing Law and Policy): Scholarship in Action: The Power, Possibilities, and Pitfalls for Law Professor Blogs
Larry Solum (Illinois; Legal Theory Blog): Blogging and the Transformation of Legal Scholarship
Kate Litvak (Texas): Blog as a Bugged Water Cooler
Paul Butler (George Washington; BlackProf)
Jim Lindgren (Northwestern; The Volokh Conspiracy)
Ellen Podgor (Stetson; White Collar Crime Prof Blog)
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.: The Role of the Law Professor Blogger
- Gail Heriot (San Diego; The Right Coast): Are Modern Bloggers Following in the Footsteps of Publius? (And Other Musings on Blogging by Legal Scholars...)
- Orin Kerr (George Washington; The Volokh Conspiracy): Blogs and the Legal Academy
- Gordon Smith (Wisconsin; Conglomerate): Bit By Bit: A Case Study of Bloggership
- Randy Barnett (Boston University; The Volokh Conspiracy)
- Michael Froomkin (Miami; Discourse.net)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Law Blogs and the First Amendment
- Betsy Malloy (Cincinnati; Health Law Prof Blog)
- Dan Solove (George Washington; Concurring Opinions)
3:45 - 5:15 p.m.: The Many Faces of Law Professor Blogs
- Howard Bashman (How Appealing)
- Peter Lattman (Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog)