This essay reflects on my experience as the “featured blogger” at the Michigan State Law Review symposium Gender and the Legal Profession's Pipeline to Power and maps out possible models for future blogger involvement in other academic legal symposia. Successful blogger involvement in live academic events requires contributors who will write without much time to revise and organizers who will cede control over the way the conference is interpreted and discussed by others. Ultimately, I judge this experiment at the intersection of scholarly dialogue, legal education, and cyberspace to be a success. Blog-based conversations continued after the actual symposium and provided an alternate venue for perspectives that were not present at the live event.
Bridget J. Crawford, A Blueprint for Blogger Involvement in Academic Legal Symposia, 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1829, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/954/.