Should academic lawyers blog?

As an academic lawyer who writes his own blog, as well as contributing occasionally to others, my answer to the question “Should academic lawyers blog?” is, perhaps unsurprisingly, “Yes”. However, I was recently prompted—by agreeing to talk about blogging at a conference on the teaching of public law held at City Law School earlier this week—to reflect more carefully on whether, and if so why, writing and contributing to blogs is something that academic lawyers should do. I started—two years ago—writing the predecessor to this blog in an attempt to enable people thinking of studying Law at university to find out more … Continue reading Should academic lawyers blog?

A new name (and home) for my blog

When I first started writing my “Applying for Law” blog last year, I was brand new to blogging (and to Twitter: which I joined simply in order to be able to tweet links to blog posts). Since then, the blog – along with my (still limited) grasp of this part of the online world – has evolved. In particular, I have come to realise that blogging and Twitter are increasingly important ways in which academics can engage with one another, with students, and with the wider world. The original intention behind my blog was to open up the world of … Continue reading A new name (and home) for my blog