I created a new LinkedIn group called Legal Academia for legal academics to share useful links, posts, scholarship, events, etc. Shameless-self promotion is welcomed — as long as what you promote is good.
Who Can Join?
Anyone can join — non-academics can join too if you want to follow along.
How Do You Join?
Go to the group’s page: Legal Academia . Just click the join button at the top of the page.
Who Can Post?
The forum will be moderated so that all posts will be by legal academics about their work, blog posts, conferences, and scholarship. Administrators can post about law school events or notable happenings or issues.
What Topics Can You Post On?
Posts are not restricted to those about legal academia. This forum might hopefully grow into a hub of information about notable activity in the blogosphere, scholarship, and elsewhere. Please don’t promote every single blog post you write, but if you have written something noteworthy, please share it. Please feel free to share the work of others too.
Academics have not embraced LinkedIn as much as they have Twitter, but there are some really great things about LinkedIn’s platform. It is a way to get work noticed and read by practitioners. Posts, although short, are not subject to Twitter’s Draconian character limit. There’s a lot less noise on LinkedIn, so the forum can be a more focused place for promoting and discussing scholarship and information relevant to the academy.
In your settings, you can have a daily digest or weekly digest of the postings to the group emailed to you — or nothing at all.
So please join the Legal Academia LinkedIn group. And please post, as the group won’t succeed if I’m the lone one posting. Please don’t be bashful about pointing out new things that you’ve written. That’s what this forum is for — to help everyone publicize and get more people reading and engaging with scholarship and academic discussion. Thanks!