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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Conference On The Fate Of Scholarship In American Law Schools

FateBaltimore hosts a two-day conference beginning today on The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools:

The conference will reexamine first principles of legal scholarship – its value (to legal education, to the legal profession, to society) and its essential aspects – and will survey particular issues of contemporary concern, including emerging scholarly forms and technologies and the relationship among legal scholarship, journalism and new media.

The two-day conference will consist of themed plenary sessions, concurrent small-group sessions, opportunities to interact informally and a keynote address by Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

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The growing disdain for thoughtfulness is tiring. That said, the site for scholarship will move from law school reviews and journals to faculty edited/controlled websites, sort of like this one, or the Legal Theory Blog, etc. Authors will be judged on how many "scholarly" replies they get to their postings. Junior scholars will have to solicit and encourage senior professors who are large in the game to reply positively to works that are posted on legal academic websites. Towards this, I will be creating the Economic Justice Law Review, which will post, review and abstract published articles from sources elsewhere. I will repost links to critical economic scholarship from the top journals and reviews, so that scholars interested in the subject will have one place to see the latest and greatest, and also be able to reply in a scholarly manner. That is my "bet" on the future of American legal scholarship.

Posted by: SmittyBanton | Mar 31, 2016 11:21:43 AM