Friday, October 27, 2006

Law School Innovation Blog

Moritz Law Professor Doug Berman and others have started the Law School Innovation Blog. Considering Professor Berman's excellent Sentencing Law and Policy blog as well as the interesting proposed subject matter, I have high hopes for this new project. Here is an excerpt from Professor Berman's introductory post:
Welcome to the launch of a new blogging adventure: Law School Innovation (LSI). My goal starting this blog is to create a forum for school innovations.

As a regular law blog reader, I often notice much blogging about law school dynamics and new law school endeavors at blogs such as Concurring Opinions and Empirical Legal Studies and MoneyLaw and PrawfsBlawg and The Volokh Conspiracy. (I sometime go "off-topic" at my home blog to discuss on-line companions to law journals and related bloggy topics (see, e.g., posts here and here).)

Topics ranging from Harvard Law School's new 1L curriculum to the recent emergence of Supreme Court clinics to blogging as scholarship to PowerPoint and internet access in the classroom are just some of the issues I hope will get discussed here.

Though my ambitions for this blog are huge, my time is limited. Thus, I hope other law professors, law students, practicing lawyers and anyone else interested in law school design and evolution will become regular contributors. I would be happy — indeed, eager — to bring on as co-blogger anyone prepared to do a post or two a week on law school innovation topics.
It appears that University of Minnesota Law Professor Jim Chen (my former ConLaw professor) has already signed on to post on the blog. This should be very good.