Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Information and Copies of Legal Documents Concerning Wisconsin Union Busting Law

The Wheeler Report contains copies of documents concerning the Wisconsin Union Busting law, i.e, known by the Tea Party as the Budget Repair Bill. This is a wonderful resource where you can find copies of the pleadings, briefs and court decisions. Researchers will find this cite of great assistance.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

April 16, 2011 in Current Events, Unions, Websites, Faculty, Websites, Lawyers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Dark Side of Blogging and Law Professor Writings

Leonard Link run by NY Law School Professor Arthur Leonard has an excellent November 17, 2007 story entitled entitled "Personal Diary: The Pains and Perils of Journalism and the Internet" which is about a painful phone call Professor Leonard received who was a party to a case he wrote about.  Professor Leonard wrote about his case 5 years ago and but for the internet, only lawyers may have discovered it. Now, if you Google this persons name you can find out that he sued his employer for sex discrimination by claiming that he was illegally fired because he was gay. As Professor Leonard explains:

    I just experienced a painful phone call that derives entirely from the recently developed phenomenon of what I call "auto-googling."  Most people with an internet presence will google their own names from time to time, mainly out of curiosity to see where they are being mentioned.  As access to the internet has become more and more widespread, this phenomenon increases... And it has, I suspect, become as much of a pain to others who have practiced journalism on-line as it has become to me.

Before the advent of the internet and blogs much of what we write about would only be accessible by legal researchers and law professors. It is easy to forget that there are real people and real lives behind what we write about. Prudent lawyers should inform their clients that if they go to court, there story is going to be public. In this day and age, that means that there story may get out.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein 

November 19, 2007 in Blogs, Faculty, Blogs, General, Blogs, Legal, Websites, Faculty, Websites, Law Students, Websites, Lawyers | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Will The Next Horizon In Legal Scholarship Be a Wiki?

The massive change in legal scholarship as a result of law professor blogging is well known and recently discussed by Adjunct Law Prof Blog here. Query whether the next horizon in legal scholarship will be the Law Professor Wiki? Google is reportedly about to announce the release of a Wiki where multiple indivduals can contribute to a single site.

A law professor wiki would not not be as a dramatic change to legal scholarship as the law professor blog has been. This is because many law professor blogs are already the product of a collective group of professors. What will change with a wiki is that several different commentors can post (dare I say a none law professor) and contribute. My sense is that a blog permits more control over content than a wiki would.

While I do not believe that law professor wiki's will replace law professor blogs, one day they may occupy a small spot in legal scholarship.       

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

September 6, 2007 in Blogs, Faculty, Websites, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)