Tuesday, August 14, 2007
From Gordon Smith (BYU) on Conglomerate:
The question that Jay [Brown (Denver), Blogs, Law School Rankings, and the Race to the Bottom] would like to answer but cannot is whether blogging, even good blogging, by a law professor enhances the reputation among academics of that professor's sponsoring law school. Even without answering that question, some law schools have begun to recruit top bloggers in an effort to enhance their reputation. I won't name names, but I suspect that the practice will become clear soon enough.
I agree with Steve Bainbridge (UCLA) on ProfessorBainbridge.com: "What a tease! It's like one of the ads for the 11 o'clock news: 'Is a hurricane headed our way? Find out at 11.' C'mon, come clean. Inquiring minds want to know."