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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We Salute Our New (Singular) Overlord

As many of you may already have noticed, Blog Emperor Paul Caron has announced a signfiicant change at the Law Professor Blogs Network, of which the ContractsProf Blog is a part.  Here is the announcment:

Law Professor Blogs LLC announces today that co-founder Paul L. Caron has purchased the 50% interest of co-founder Joseph A. Hodnicki and now owns 100% of the company.

Paul Caron:  "I will always be grateful to Joe for partnering with me nine years ago to launch TaxProf Blog and shortly thereafter the Law Professor Blogs Network. TaxProf Blog and the Law Professor Blogs Network would not exist today had Joe not partnered with me in their conception, design, and operation. I am delighted that Joe will continue to serve as the Co-Editor of Law Librarian Blog, one of the most influential law librarian blogs in the country."

Joe Hodnicki:  "When Paul and I first ventured into this web publishing space we had no idea where it might take us. It certainly has been an interesting experience for both of us as we worked to develop the Law Professor Blogs Network. The legal blogosphere has matured over the years. It is now recognized as an acceptable communications medium for law professors, something it was not when we launched the Network. While I must scale back my involvement in the Network’s affairs, by selling my interest to Paul I am confident the blogs we have published will continue to be some of the best law-related blogosphere destinations for news, analysis and commentary on the topics they address. I look forward to forthcoming Network developments under Paul’s leadership."

Law Professor Blogs LLC is the nation's only network of legal blogs edited primarily by law professors. Law Professor Blogs LLC owns and operates over 40 legal blogs, edited by over 100 law professors, law librarians and practitioners. Editors include leading scholars and educators who are committed to providing the web destination for law professors, practitioners, government and nonprofit lawyers, legal information professionals and students in their respective fields.

This blog owes its existence to Paul and Joe's vision, and both have intervened at times to help us with behind-the-scenes technical issues beyond our abilities.  The announcement reflects the fact that we are here dealing with two class acts.  

And so, thanks to Joe for all of his support over the years, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with Paul.


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