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Monday, February 04, 2008

Citing Blogs in Legal Scholarship

Jack Balkin (Balkinization) comments on the increase
in citations to blogs in legal scholarship, noting that
"the legal academy is gradually becoming acclimated
to blogs as vehicles of scholarship and scholarly quality."
Balkin's view is that "blogs are not displacing standard
form[s] of legal scholarship; rather they are being assimilated
into the larger universe of legal writing and becoming part of
the web of citations and authorities along with cases, treatises,
law review articles, and casebooks."

Brian Leiter begs to differ, referring readers to his
Why Blogs Are Bad for Legal Scholarship in the Pocket
Part (Yale Law Journal Online).