April 29, 2012
Thanks for the Spam: "Mary Dudziak Joins Emory Law Faculty This Fall"
And how do I know this? From the first three paragraphs with a "read more" link [intentionally omitted] of a press release that appeared in my email in-box time stamped 8:46 PM, Friday, April 27th from the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Emory University School of Law. I'm not saying that this is a new form of law porn being unsolicitedly pushed to my in-box yet but I sure as hell hope it is not the start of a new trend in law school marketing. Can you say "spam"?
Shred this Spam. Perhaps Emory Law could spend it time better by using its marketing and communications gurus to help its law school grads find jobs instead of pitching the hiring of a well-known and respected law prof. That news will get out on its own quickly enough without smelling spammy. For example, the news appeared last Friday on Dudziak's own blog (post authored by Dan Ernst), IntLawGrrls' Go, 'Grrl! Mary Dudziak to Emory Law Leiter's Law School Reports, and Dudziak's own post on Balkinization! [JH]