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Two Major Blogging Events On the Horizon

There will be two major conferences on legal blogs in the month of April. The first is focused on blogs by lawyers, and the second is focused on blogs by law professors.

1. A conference on Blog Law and Blogging for Lawyers will be held on April 20-21, in San Francisco. Here is a list of sample topics from Dennis Crouch at Patently-O, who is a co-chair of the conference:

  • Legal gray areas arising from the proliferation of Web logs
  • The future of blogging -- a passing fad or here to stay?
  • The extent to which bloggers qualify for the First Amendment protections afforded to journalists
  • Content ownership and syndication issues
  • Employment issues arising from blogging within corporations
  • The latest in blogging technology, including audio and video feeds
  • How to set up a blog for your law firm or make your current blog more effective
  • How blogs differ from regular Web sites in generating traffic -- and business -- for your firm
  • Ethics questions surrounding the blog as a law firm marketing tool
  • An on-the-ground report from several law firm bloggers

2. A symposium on Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship will be held on April 28 at Harvard Law School. Here is a list of topics, via Prof. Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog who helped organize the event: 

  • Law Blogs as Legal Scholarship
  • The Role of the Law Professor Blogger
  • Law Blogs and the First Amendment
  • The Many Faces of Law Professor Blogs

Both of these events demonstrate the extent to which blogs are transforming legal scholarship and practice. I will be attending the second but not the first. 

March 17, 2006 in Announcements | Permalink


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