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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2009 Legal Educator Blog Census, Version 1.0 (Schools A-M)

A Bill for taking a census has passed the House of Representatives, and is within the Senate. It contained a schedule for ascertaining the component classes of the Society, a kind of information extremely requisite to the Legislator, and much wanted for the science of Political Economy. A repetition of it every ten years would hereafter afford a most curious and instructive assemblage of facts. It was thrown out by the Senate as a waste of trouble and supplying materials for idle people to make a book. Judge by this little experiment of the reception likely to be given to so great an idea as that explained in your letter of September.  

-Letter from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, February 14, 1970

Of course, Madison's projection was incorrect as Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution eventually provided that "[t]he actual Enumeration [of the population] shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct." Part of the reason that the framers made a decennial census a Constitutional requirement was that "[t]he census serves a vital statistical database that tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation."  

The purpose of this legal educator blog census is similar: telling us which legal educators are blogging and where the blogosphere is headed. Beginning in 2005, Daniel Solove and company began publishing a Law Professor Blogger Census. As an aspiring law professor at the time, I found that census to be an extremely useful tool for putting my finger on the pulse of legal academia. The last Law Professor Blogger Census was posted in August 2007, just as I entered the academy. When I asked Professor Solove earlier this year about whether he had any plans on preparing a new version, he informed me that he had no current plans and that I had his permission to prepare an update.

What follows is the first draft of what I am calling the Legal Educator Blogger Census because I have decided to list anyone who might be involved in the education of students at law schools in the United States: full time professors, adjunct professors, deans, legal writing instructors, law librarians, etc. I used the same methodology as Professor Solove in preparing my census: Anyone who posted at least one entry on a blog during a three month period (January 1, 2009-March 30, 2009) qualified for inclusion (except for guest bloggers). Of course, I am sure that I have failed to identify several bloggers, so anyone with knowledge of an omission, please let me know, and I will include the blogger in version 2.0, which will also include some statistics such as number of blogs per law school, number of blogs per tier of law school, number of blogs by gender of blogger, etc. 

I also realize that in the rapidly changing world of the blogosphere, this census is already somewhat out of date. For instance, my Census attributes CrimProf Blog to Mark Godsey, who was running it earlier this year, rather than the folks at the University of San Diego School of Law, who relaunched it a few days ago. These changes will not be included in Version 2.0 but will be in the 2010 Legal Educator Blog Census. 

I hope that this Census, which I plan on updating annually, will serve at least three purposes: (1) giving those presently interested in the law a central location to be able to locate every legal educator blog; (2) tracking the changes in the number and type of legal educator blogs/bloggers per year; and (3) giving those interested in the law in the future an ability to track down legal educator blogs that might otherwise have disappeared without a trace.

I would like to thank my wife Zoe for her invaluable assistance in the preparation of this census.

This post lists the blogs containing posts by legal educators at schools starting with the letter A-M. The next post lists the blogs containing posts by legal educators at schools starting with the letter N-Z. For those preferring a PDF of the Census with hyperlinks, you can download a copy from SSRN by clicking here

Schools A-M



PrawfsBlawg 




Best Practices for Legal Education

Law of the Land 




Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Opinio Juris 


Carrollogos 

IntLawGrrls 

Best Practices for Legal Education

Dissenting Justice 

Collectanea 

Feminist Law Professors 

Poverty Law Prof Blog 

IntLawGrrls 

Wendy's Blog 

Feminist Law Professors 

National Security Advisors 

PrawfsBlawg 




ADR Prof Blog 




Agricultural Law 




Coleen Barger      

Legal Writing Prof Blog 




Mirror of Justice 




Civil Procedure Prof Blog 


RIPS Law Librarian 


Unincorporated Business Entities Law 


Mark Osler      

Law School Innovation 


Rory Ryan       

Civil Procedure Prof Blog 




The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog 




Hunter's Query 


The Conglomerate 




clinicians with not enough to do 


BLS Library Blog 




TSLL TechScans 


Buffalo Wings and Toasted Ravioli 




Legal Planet 


Legal Planet


Legal Planet 


Legal Planet  


Antitrust Review 


Legal Planet


Legal Planet 




Mayer Blog          


Center for Competitive Politics      


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Tillers on Evidence and Inference   




Volokh Conspiracy    


Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity  


AIDP Blog  




Agoraphilia

The Technology Liberation Front  


Hugh Hewitt  




TortsProf Blog




Charlotte Law Library Notes 




The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

    

Anu Bradford    

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog         

Law & Development Blog 

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


D'Angelo Law Library Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


Brian Leiter's Law School Reports 

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog  

Brian Leiter's Nietzsche Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


D'Angelo Law Library Blog


D'Angelo Law Library Blog


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 


Volokh Conspiracy 


Becker-Posner Blog 


D'Angelo Law Library Blog


The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog 




The Gov Docs Guy 


Empirical Legal Studies    


Mootness: The Moot Court Blog 




Info/Law 


Securities Law Prof Blog 


MoneyLaw 

TaxProf Blog 


International Law Reporter 


CrimProf Blog 


Law Librarian Blog 


HealthLawProf Blog 




Law Librarian Blog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog 


Ain't I a Feminist Legal Scholar Too? 




The Conglomerate 




Feminist Law Professors 

Gender & Sexuality Law Blog 


Gender & Sexuality Law Blog 


Concord Law School


Native American Law Blog 


Native American Law Blog 




Law School Academic Support Blog


Mass Tort Litigation Blog 


The Librarian at Law 




b-screeds 


Dorf on Law 


Dorf on Law 


Empirical Legal Studies 


Legal In-sur-rec-tion 


dotCommonweal 

Mirror of Justice 


Mirror of Justice 


Legal Ethics Forum 




Cases and Materials on Business Entities New Developments 




Reproductive Rights Prof Blog 

Feminist Law Professors 


BioLaw 

IntLawGrrls 


Constitutional Law Prof Blog 

Family Law Prof Blog 

Feminist Law Professors 




IntLawGrrls


Anupam Chander


ImmigrationProf Blog 


ImmigrationProf Blog 




Nota Bibliothecae 


CYB3RCRIM3 


Juries 


Nota Bibliothecae  


Paul Venard         

Nota Bibliothecae

University of Denver Sturm College of Law


The Race to the Bottom




Tech Law Prof Blog 


Brian Havel     

Aviation Law Prof Blog 


Aviation Law Prof Blog 


DePaul University College of Law Vincent G. Rinn Law Library 




Family Law Prof Blog 


The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog 




Law and Technology Theory 




Feminist Law Professors


Dan Filler        

The Faculty Lounge

Dorf on Law




Volokh Conspiracy 




Elon Law Library 


Hearsay Culture 


Elon Law Library  


Elon Law Library 




Mirror of Justice 


The Conglomerate 


Volokh Conspiracy 




MoneyLaw 


Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog 




Sports Law Blog 


BioLaw 


Constitutional Law Prof Blog 

Feminist Law Professors 




PrawfsBlawg  

Sports Law Blog 




Mass Tort Litigation Blog 


Tech Law Prof Blog 


FSU College of Law Research Center Blog 


PrawfsBlawg 


Jursidynamics 




Mass Tort Litigation Blog


Counterfeit Chic


Mirror of Justice 




The Trade Secrets Vault 


Pierce Law Library 


Pierce Law Library 


Pierce Law Library 


Pierce Law Library


Pierce Law Library 




Volokh Conspiracy


Cafe Hayek 


GMU Law Library Circulation Blog 


Point of Law 


GMU Law Library Circulation Blog  


Ilya Somin     

Volokh Conspiracy 


Truth on the Market 


Volokh Conspiracy 




Dorf on Law 


Feminist Law Professors 


International Economic Law and Policy Blog 


Chinese Law Prof Blog 


Concurring Opinions 


Orin Kerr    

Volokh Conspiracy 


Law Prof on the Loose 


Concurring Opinions 


Jonathan Turley 




Volokh Conspiracy 


Dan Ernst      

Legal History Blog 


Legal Profession Blog 


Feminist Law Professors 

hunter of justice 


Credit Slips 


Balkinization 


43(B)log 




The Conglomerate 


Golden Gate University School of Law

Janet Fischer   

GGU Library Blog


Hamline University School of Law


Feminist Law Professors




Et Seq. 


The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation 


Et Seq. 


The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation 


The Situationist 


The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation


Et Seq.


Et Seq. 


Et Seq. 


Et Seq. 


Et Seq.

Meg Kribble 


Lessig Blog


Eon 


Et Seq. 

John Palfrey


Et Seq. 


The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation


Et Seq. 


Et Seq. 


Et Seq. 


Et Seq. 


Balkinization 


Credit Slips 


Et Seq. 




UC Hastings Law Library News 


PrawfsBlawg 


UC Hastings Law Library News 


LawLibrary Blog 

UC Hastings Law Library News 


The Faculty Lounge 




Legal Ethics Forum 


Opinio Juris 




Consumer Law & Policy Blog 


University of Houston Law Center Faculty Blog 


University of Houston Law Center Faculty Blog 




Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog 


Nonprofit Law Prof Blog 


The Conglomerate 


Volokh Conspiracy 


Credit Slips 


Ideoblog 


Legal Theory Blog


Law & Econ Prof Blog 




Empirical Legal Studies 


BLAWg IN Bloom


BLAWg IN Bloom 


BLAWg IN Bloom 


BLAWg IN Bloom 




IntLawGrrls 


IntLawGrrls 




Blackprof.com  


Credit Slips  




Professional Responsibility Blog 

Torts Blog 


Empirical Legal Studies 


Commercial Law Blog 

Credit Slips 


Feminist Law Professors 


EvidenceProf Blog 

Feminist Law Professors 


Constitutional Law Prof Blog 


IPWatchdog 


International Law Prof Blog 

Legal Writing Prof Blog


Sex Crimes 




Administrative Law Prof Blog 


Administrative Law Prof Blog 




BioLaw




Nonprofit Law Prof Blog  


SarahGlassmeyer(dot)com




Law Librarian By Day




Jack Bog's Blog 


Truth on the Market 


The Fire of Genius 


Native America, Discovered and Conquered 


The Yin Blog




BioLaw

Commercial Law

Jurisdynamics 

MoneyLaw 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 


University of Louisville Law Faculty Blog 




Law & Humanities Blog

Law and Magic Blog 

Media Law Prof Blog 




Robert Araujo  

Mirror of Justice


Madisonian.net 




Tom Boone 


Election Law Blog 




Brian Huddleston




Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 


Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 

Shark and Shepherd 


Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 


Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 


Ratio Juris 


ADR Prof Blog 


Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 


Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog 




Concurring Opinions 


The Conglomerate


Balkinization 


Blackprof.com




Velvel on National Affairs 




Clinical Law Prof Blog 




Legal Ethics Forum 

Statutory Construction Blog




Discourse.net

ICANNWatch 




The Confrontation Blog




Volokh Conspiracy  


Products Liability Prof Blog    


SCOTUSblog 




Law Librarian Blog 

Mississippi College Law Library Blog


Law Career Blog 




Patently-O


Truth on the Market 


Opinio Juris 




Feminist Law Professors


Family Law Prof Blog 

Best Practices for Legal Education 


International Economic Law and Policy Blog


-CM

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Comments

The census is great. Thank you for all the work put in.
In addition to Agricultural Law, I have a second blog, aglawllm.blogspot.com.
And, my Food Law class does a blog at foodlawclass.blogspot.com

Posted by: Susan Schneider | Aug 19, 2009 2:09:24 PM

Great project, Colin. I, for one, really appreciate this information. I humbly submit my own name as omitted from the University of Kentucky category. I blog at The Edjurist, an education law blog (http://www.edjurist.com).

Posted by: Scott Bauries | Aug 20, 2009 4:57:09 AM

Pkease add these to Albany Law School

New York Court Watcher
Professor Vincent Bonventre is the author of this blog devoted to commentary on developments at the Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, and other state supreme courts nationwide.
http://newyorkcourtwatcher.com

Community Benefits Awards
Amy Lavine, Staff Attorney at the Government Law Center, shares her research on community benefits in this blog. The blog's goal is to link good jobs, social justice and livable neighborhoods to development projects.
http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com

Posted by: Darlene Cardillo | Sep 3, 2009 6:45:24 AM

A small correction: I no longer write the Cleveland Law Library blog. I set up this blog and wrote it for several years. Now the blog is written by the staff of the Cleveland Law Library.

Thanks for the nice list!

Posted by: Sue Altmeyer | Sep 3, 2009 10:14:23 AM

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