Monday, July 16, 2012

Blogs and Social Media to Replace Law Reviews?

Last week the Atlantic’s Walter Olson posted “Abolish the Law Reviews”. 

“The circulation of law reviews has been plummeting for a generation; the most famous and widely circulated of them, the Harvard Law Review (HLR), has seen its subscriber base dwindle from 10,895 in 1963-64 to a mere 1,896 in 2010-11.”

Will blogs and other social media take the place of tradition law review legal scholarship?  This post from “Real Lawyers Have Blogs” suggests it’s likely and perhaps even preferred to increase public discourse.

“Law schools, law professors, law students, and practicing lawyers are struggling with today’s changing legal landscape. I see nothing but good news on that front by making legal discussion, review, and discourse open source and democratized.”


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If law reviews fade into oblivion it will eliminate the only thing, other than perhaps height, that distinguished me from all the other punks in my law school class. Oh well. I'm still tall.

Posted by: Alex | Jul 16, 2012 8:10:41 PM

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