The Public Face of Scholarship

21 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2006 Last revised: 12 Nov 2007

Larry E. Ribstein

University of Illinois College of Law (deceased); PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Abstract

The web enables scholars to engage in several types of what I have called amateur journalism. Of particular interest is scholars' ability to effectively leverage their expertise in commenting on matters of public interest. This form of expert engagement has the potential to reshape the relationship between academic experts and professional journalists and change the tone and content of public discussion.

Suggested Citation

Ribstein, Larry E., The Public Face of Scholarship. Washington University Law Review, Vol. 84, 2006; U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE06-010; Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=897590

Larry Edward Ribstein (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law (deceased)

PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

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