Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Interactive Mission

So, it's been roughly two weeks since we've gotten up and running, and we want to thank our avid readers and cursory visitors. We started this blog to encourage student legal blogging which, according to Professor Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy, has been progressively disappearing. Our first two weeks saw thousands of visits, and we are very grateful for all of the support.

We also want to take this time to clearly outline our aim in writing this blog. Our principle goal is to provide an open forum for law students and practitioners to voice their thoughts, opinions, and ideas on issues of concern to the profession (and hopefully how to change it for the better). In a sense, this goal is about thoughtful interactivity. To that end, here are a few features we continue to employ so as to make our efforts fruitful:

1. A completely anonymous article tip line: This tip line is designed to enable our readers to alert us to topics that interest them. You can--in fact, you should--send us ideas to write about. We will oblige. Craig wrote an article this week in response to a request from an up-and-coming 1L regarding law school supplements and I wrote one considering the implications of potential bank nationalization on the legal profession.

Many more articles prompted by requests will be forthcoming to facilitate further discussion along these lines.

2. Easy anonymous posting: While a lot of blogs allow anonymous commentary, not all blogs offer it for the same reasons. We want you to feel comfortable in giving your opinions in a truly open forum (within the bounds of our site policy, of course). And, more importantly, we will actively discuss your thoughts with you because our goal is to continuously challenge our own views throughout the process.


Again, we are very thankful to the supporters of this site. Please continue to send us any recommendations or thoughts.

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