Stanford's Center for Internet and Society brought their student blogs on line just before Thanksgiving last year. They are still growing and have not yet become as regularly published as the blogs at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. It is encouraging to see so many sites for people to discuss law coming to the net. There are those at schools, and sites like Groklaw. I wonder if West Law will start indexing blogs? Is law a better subject for academic blogging than other possibilities? Does the course of "open peer review" (i.e. Appellate courts) make it a discipline that can better sustain a volume of discussion necessary to keep discussion going? It is different than many other academic venues as there is much more of the record that is public and accessible. You don't have to buy a copy of Nature to read the latest in what the 9th Circuit Court has decided.
by Joshua Brauer on February 6, 2004