Larry Ribstein posts here about his just published a paper that will be discussed at a symposium sponsored by Harvard Law School about blogging among lawyers and its impact on legal scholarship. Here is an abstract of his article:

The web enables scholars to engage in several types of what I have called “amateur journalism.” Of particular interest is scholars’ ability to effectively leverage their expertise in commenting on matters of public interest. This form of expert engagement has the potential to reshape the relationship between academic experts and professional journalists and change the tone and content of public discussion.