By Kevin O'Keefe

Law school blogs tracking public service : Great idea

Tracking law student public service projects is a great use of law school blogs.

Nine Widener Law students and two professors are down in New Orleans helping the public defender’s office interview the many pretrial detainees impacted by the enormous backlog created by Hurricane Katrina. They’ve got a blog journaling their experiences with entries such as this one from Jessica Sanchez.

When I first heard about this project, I was on board instantly and did not hesitate to become a part of it. I did not know that there was a such a huge problem with the criminal justice system more than 1 year after the Hurricane. After Hurricane Katrina hit, I was able to help in a little way through BLSA, but this is different. I will actually see who I am helping and hear their stories about life after Katrina first hand.

Look at the plusses of a blog here:

  • Inspires law students across the country to get involved in public service.
  • Collaborative tool where law students can share ideas on public service projects.
  • Recruiting tool for law schools attracting students looking for public service opportunities.

Great idea guys. Inspiration for others.

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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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