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Scholarship Advice For New Law Professors In The Electronic Age, Nancy Levit Jan 2007

Scholarship Advice For New Law Professors In The Electronic Age, Nancy Levit

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The article suggests that the legal academy is in a time of transition between promotion and tenure rules based on traditional methods of publication and contemporary electronic and interdisciplinary possibilities for publication. While a number of articles contain recommendations for newer law professors about the process of scholarship, most of those articles are between five and twenty years old and do not address publishing in the age of blogs, expedited reviews, electronic submissions, and open-access databases.

The substance and length of what law professors write, the formats in which they do so, and the fora in which they publish are …


Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence And The Information Ecosphere, Paul D. Callister Jan 2005

Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence And The Information Ecosphere, Paul D. Callister

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For so long as it has been important to know what the law is, the practice of law has been an information profession. Nonetheless, just how the information ecosphere affects legal discourse and thinking has never been systematically studied. Legal scholars study how law attempts to regulate information flow, but they say little about how information limits, shapes, and provides a medium for law to operate.

Part I of the paper introduces a holistic approach to medium theory - the idea that methods of communication influence social development and ideology - and applies the theory to the development of legal …