See Also, Online Companion to Texas Law Review
The Texas Law Review has joined the online companion trend by launching See Also. See Also will publish responses and critiques of recently published articles in the Texas Law Review. According to the announcement, "for each issue of the Review, See Also features responses from members of the academic community and practitioners, styled as op-ed pieces, in order to promote further discussion of the topics addressed in the Review. In addition, See Also provides a forum for our readers to offer their own thoughts and perspectives." [JH]
Law Professor Blogs Network Announces Launch of New Blogs
Paul Caron and I are delighted to announce the launch of several new blogs as part of the Law Professor Blogs Network:
- Food Law Prof Blog, edited by Donna Byrne (William Mitchell);
- Law Blog Metrics (formerly Ian Best's 3L Epiphany), edited by Joe Hodnicki (Cincinnati);
- Reproductive Rights Prof Blog, edited by Caitlin Borgmann (CUNY); and
- Securities Law Prof Blog, edited by Barbara Black (Cincinnati)
In addition, our Antitrust Prof Blog has re-launched as Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog with Shubha Ghosh (SMU) and Daniel Sokol (Wisconsin) as co-editors.
If you would like to announce the launch of your new law blog, please email me using the "Email Your New Law Blog Announcement" link located in the left sidebar of this blog under the heading "New Law Blogs Alert" [JH]
Download It While Its Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship
Illinois Law Prof and Legal Theory blogger Larry Solum has deposited Download It While Its Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
This Article analyzes the shift of legal scholarship from the old world of law reviews to today's world of peer reviews to tomorrow's world of open access legal blogs. This shift is occurring in three dimensions. First, legal scholarship is moving from the long form (treatises and law review articles) to the short form (very short articles, blog posts, and online collaborations). Second, a regime of exclusive rights is giving way to a regime of open access. Third, intermediaries (law school editorial boards, peer-reviewed journals) are being supplemented by disintermediated forms (papers on the Internet, blogs). Blogs and internet conversations between academics are expanding interdisciplinary legal scholarship and increasing the avenues of communication among legal scholars, practitioners and a wide array of interested lay persons worldwide.
Hat tip to Ian Best.