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Scholarship in Action: The Power, Possibilities, and Pitfalls for Law Professor Blogs

25 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2006  

Douglas A. Berman

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Abstract

At the heart of the debate over law blogs as legal scholarship are bigger and more important (and perhaps scarier) questions about legal scholarship and the activities of law professors. First, the blog-as-scholarship debate raises fundamental questions about what exactly legal scholarship is and why legal scholarship should be considered an essential part of a law professor's vocation. And the key follow-up question is whether blogging should be part of that vocation. In this paper, I set out a few initial observations about the evolution and value of legal scholarship, and then share some thoughts on the power, possibilities, and pitfalls of law professors blogging to explain why I hope blogging will become an accepted part of a law professor's vocation.

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Berman, Douglas A., Scholarship in Action: The Power, Possibilities, and Pitfalls for Law Professor Blogs. Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 65; Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper No. 43; Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898174 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.898174

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