Louisville Law Recognized for Use of Blogs
A post by J. Robert Brown on the blog Race to the Bottom offers his support of law school and law faculty blogs by stating:
Particularly with the plethora of online journals and periodicals, a blog can lead to media inquiries, increasing the profile of the faculty member and his or her law school. While the references may or may not impress academia, they may well influence practicing attorneys and judges, some of whom may fill out the US News survey, alumni and prospective students. With prospective students increasingly obtaining information online, blogs will reach many in this audience as well, particularly if attracted by the substantive area of the blog.
Brown also notes the efforts of Dean Jim Chen and Louisville's law faculty to use blogging as a means of communicating with the legal community:
It is clear, therefore, that [Chen] is seeking to infuse a blogging culture at the law school and is using the Internet to promote the institution and the faculty. We shall see if Louisville moves up in the rankings.