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"Blogging" Examined at YLS Conference, Nov. 22


An upcoming YLS conference will venture into the electronic frontiers of communication.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is hosting a conference titled "Revenge of the Blogs" on November 22, 2002. Talks and panels throughout the day will examine the "blog" phenomenon--the increasingly prevalent use of web logs to analyze current events and disseminate opinions (a full schedule and registration information are available here).

The keynote speaker will be Glenn Reynolds '85, who is both a law professor at the University of Tennessee and the personality behind the influential blog Instapundit.com. The featured speaker will be Mickey Kaus, whose blog, Kausfiles, appears on the web magazine Slate. Two panels will consider the topics "Law and Blogs" and "Blogs and Journalism."

The conference is free and open to the public, but please register through the conference web page.

This being a conference about the practice of blogging, the Law School has made special arrangements for participants to have access to the internet--so they can blog the conference as it happens--bringing practice and theory closer together.