Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: AALS Arc of Career Programs
    Session Capacity: 427
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 6
    Floor: Ballroom Level


    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.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Toledo College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Texas Tech University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: Georgia State University College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Northeastern University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: St. Thomas University College of Law
Speaker

Organization: American University, Washington College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Moderator

Organization: Texas Tech University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
Speaker

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