magine a law school law review accepting blog posts from their law school’s students for an aggregated and curated publication.
Students could post on their own blogs and the posts would be fed by RSS into the publication for editorial review.
Law review articles, of course, have been the province of law professors, with students on the law review staff penning comments.
Now imagine an additional role of law reviews to aggregate and curate blog posts from the schools’s students.
Law students would have their own niche focused blogs with their blog’s RSS feeds being aggregated by a common publication, the posts of which could be screened.
Each contributing student would have a profile of themselves and their blog in this publication.
Law students would raise their profile and build relationships increasing their chances of landing the job opportunities they’re looking for.
Employers look for students showing such initiative, combined with the business development prowess that comes with legal blogging.
The time involved for the law review in such an initiative would probably be a couple hours a week.
I get for those at law schools who are not very familiar with legal blogging this may all seem quite a stretch.
However, when you look at how publishing has been democratized over the last twenty years, it’s really not a stretch.
It may even be common sense.