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August 01, 2004

About Blawg Wisdom

Ed. note: This post has been updated to reflect changes to the site since it was first posted.

Law students, professors, and practitioners who blog are constantly writing posts that consist entirely or predominantly of advice to law students and recent law school graduates. However, since these bits of advice appear all over the web and at random times, it's hard for any one law student to know where to find them.

Enter Blawg Wisdom.

The idea behind Blawg Wisdom is simple: Gather together as much advice from blawgers as possible about law school and beginning a career in the law. That's it. Blawg Wisdom is an advice aggregator.

Here's how it works:
If you write something online that contains explicit advice for other law students, please let me know about it via the "Submit Wisdom" link at the top of the right column of the main page. OR, if you read something like this online, please tell me about that, too. The submission form allows you to indicate where the advice is (the URL), and to provide a short summary of what readers will find there. When I receive your submission, I will post a link to it with your summary (or mine). If you do not have a blog but would like to submit wisdom, please do that via the form, as well, and I will post your submission as an entry on Blawg Wisdom. Eventually, we should end up with a nice collection of advice that will be easily-accessible to all who are interested.

New! If you'd like to request wisdom (advice, general thoughts) on a specific topic, please do so via the Wisdom Request Form.

Content will probably fall into several categories, including advice for pre-law, each year of law school, bar review, ethics, and job hunting. I will create easily-navigable have created categories once we have content to fill them to make it easier for different audiences to find the kind of advice they are looking for. If there's a category of advice you don't see but which you think would be helpful, please let me know.

The blogroll for this site may consist of links to sites that provide helfpul information for law students, but that that sort of aggregation is a function that many other sites already perform (i.e. JD2B), so if there's some other list of blawgs you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll start building it.

Note: If you are a coding wizard of and could help create a web form to collect advice submissions (so that people don't have to do it via email), that would be terrific.

Also, if you would like to share in the joy of keeping Blawg Wisdom up-to-date, let me know and I can add you as a poster. If you're part of the BlawgCoop, you'll have automatic access to post at Blawg Wisdom, as well.

Posted by mowabb at August 1, 2004 04:30 PM

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