Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: AALS Arc of Career Programs
    Session Capacity: 427

    This panel focuses on the work that a number of scholars have done to build community in their respective fields. Such community building does not fit neatly into traditional scholarship, teaching, or service categories and therefore often is not explicitly rewarded as part of the tenure process. But for those willing to do the work, creating community can be both personally rewarding and a good fit for those seeking to be engaged scholars.

    The participants all have different goals and methods when it comes to community building, but there are commonalities. Establishing a strong blog and web presence have been core parts of the community building work in a number of fields. Participants who have worked on building online communities will discuss everything from how they started and the choices they make as far as blogging coverage to what are the best and most challenging parts of blogging. In other fields, much of the community building work takes the form of conference organizing and participants will discuss their successes and failures when it comes to this form of public service. They will also discuss the amount of effort conferences require as well as ideas to lessen the planning burden.

Date & Time
D. Benjamin Barros, University of Toledo College of Law

Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Tech University School of Law

Megan Boyd, Georgia State University College of Law

Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Northeastern University School of Law

Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez, St. Thomas University School of Law

Ezra E.S. Rosser, American University, Washington College of Law

Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Nancy J. Soonpaa, Texas Tech University School of Law

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School

Session Fees
  • [5040] AALS Arc of Career Program - Building and Sustaining Academic Communities Through Blogging and Other Tools: $0.00
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