My friend Luis, who was thinking hard and well about this stuff before he went to law school, co-links to my recent post on the blog-media-scholarship nexus and this Mike Madison post. There apparently is a discussion afoot in academic law circles about the blog, to whit: Is it scholarship? Madison suggests the question is ill-posed:
Can we talk? Have a real conversation about the future of legal scholarship? I don’t know. But there have to be some ground rules that don’t put the law review genie in the bottle.
First, we’d have to agree to stop debating whether something is “scholarship” or not, and instead start talking about where and when and how different types of writing and speaking and presenting engage each other.