Tuesday, September 18, 2007
There is a lot to be said for articles on "hot topics"--they'll get attention; people are interested in reading them. Then again, it's also often difficult to say something new about such topics. It's hard to have something new to say in a thickly populated field. And fads are notoriously unstable--what's "on fire" today may go out of fashion.
Then again, where are some areas--empirical legal studies is one of them--where there's a lot of great work to be done and that are sure to stay hot for a long time. We're finally turning to data to help solve some questions.
So look closely at "hot" topics--they may be great or perhaps not.
Endnote: The image of the sun is from our friends at NASA.
Alfred L. Brophy
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