Blogging While Untenured and Other Extreme Sports

20 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2006  

Christine Hurt

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Tung Yin

Lewis & Clark Law School

Date Written: April 2006

Abstract

Although our conclusion may be refined after hearing discussion of this paper at the panel, Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship, our actions as bloggers seem to suggest to ourselves and others that we believe that the benefits of pretenured blogging outweigh the costs in our individual situations. Other would-be bloggers will have to do their own analysis. Unfortunately, this analysis must be done with an unflinching look at one's own ability to self-monitor, self-discipline, and manage one's own time. Also, blogging candidates should determine whether blogging offers benefits that one's own institution cannot offer. Pragmatic professors will also consider whether the choice of blogging form can decrease the risks or increase the benefits. For the majority of pretenured law professors, blogging may be a great way to become a part of the dialogue in your given area. And isn't that why you became a law professor in the first place?

Suggested Citation

Hurt, Christine and Yin, Tung, Blogging While Untenured and Other Extreme Sports (April 2006). Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898046 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.898046

Christine Hurt (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States
80144225354 (Phone)

Tung Yin

Lewis & Clark Law School ( email )

10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
United States

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