A couple times a month, I take a look at the Legal Scholarship Blog.
I think it’s interesting to see who is giving talks where, and I have occasionally learned about a relevant paper that someone is workshopping (and willing to share) before it is posted on SSRN.
In recent weeks I’ve noticed that a high percentage of the entries on the site seem to be for faculty who are giving talks at their home institutions, and I was wondering whether schools have internal summer workshop programs. While such programs might not be feasible at all schools — for example, when the temperature starts breaking 110 degrees here in Phoenix (which is an extremely pleasant place to live for almost the entire year), many of the faculty at ASU head for cooler climates — I’d be interested to hear from people at schools where summer workshops are the norm. Are speakers mainly drawn from inside the faculty? How often do you have workshops? What is attendance like?
On a different note, I wanted to thank Dan and the rest of the CoOp bloggers for inviting me to post here over the last couple of weeks. I’m heading out of internet range for the rest of the month, so this will be my last post.