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Friday, October 1, 2004

TaxProf Blog Spin-Off: LaborProf Blog

Friday, October 1, 2004

I am delighted to announce the launch of LaborProf Blog, edited by my friend and colleague Rafael Gely. The site is patterned after TaxProf Blog and combines both (1) regularly-updated permanent resources and links, and (2) daily news and information of interest to labor law professors. I hope you will check out the site and pass along the link to colleagues and friends.

LaborProf Blog is the third member of the Law Professor Blogs Network designed to assist law professors in their scholarship and teaching. Our editors are leading scholars and teachers who are committed to providing the web destination for law professors in their fields. Our goal is for law faculty to visit the Law Professor Blog in their area (or areas) as part of their daily routine.

The other members of the Law Professor Blogs Network have attracted an enormous following among faculty, practitioners, and judges in their fields (over 1,000 visitors per day) and have been featured in the national media, including the Wall Street Journal (e.g., here and here):

Sentencing Law & Policy Blog (Douglas A. Berman (Ohio State)) (since 6/28/04)
TaxProf Blog (since 4/15/04)
We are actively recruiting faculty to start blogs in other areas of law and are thrilled to have these additional blogs in the pipeline:
AntitrustProf Blog
Shubha Ghosh (Buffalo)

CrimProf Blog
Gabriel J. (Jack) Chin (Arizona)
Mark A. Godsey (Cincinnati)

EthicsProf Blog
John S. Dzienkowski (Texas)
Lisa R. Lerman (Catholic)
William H. Simon (Columbia)
John Steele (Boalt & Santa Clara)
W. Bradley Wendel (Cornell)

WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
Peter J. Henning (Wayne State)
Ellen S. Podgor (Georgia State)

Please email me if you might be interested in starting a blog as part of our Law Professor Blogs Network – Blogs By Law Professors For Law Professors. No particular web skills are necessary – we have created a user-friendly template that requires no more technical expertise than simple typing skills. Doug describes the benefits of affiliation with the Law Professor Blogs Network here.

The deal is we supply the template and all the technical expertise, and the editors agree to provide the daily content. Our model thus is very different from most of the existing law professor blogs (see a list here). Our blogs are not endless ruminations about the Iraq war, Presidential election, etc. Instead, our editors post each day a few items of interest to law professors in their field. Our blogs thus do not require a big time commitment from the editors. Indeed, with a group blog of 2 or more colleagues, the amount of daily work that any one person must do is quite minimal.

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