I’m going to be speaking/commenting at two very interesting conferences in the next two weeks, both up at Harvard.
I am particularly excited about the first conference, on April 21-22: Criminal Procedure Stories: Challenges in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Past, Present, and Future. The conference celebrates the publication of the new book Criminal Procedure Stories, edited by Carol Steiker. The conference speakers are a remarkable group; as participant Eric Muller puts it, “truly a Who’s-Who of American criminal procedure.” I’m just delighted (and a bit nervous) to have been invited to join such a distinguished crowd; I will be a commenter on chapters by David Sklansky and Tracey Maclin. If you’re a criminal procedure geek, you really don’t want to miss this one.
Speaking of geeks, the next weekend will feature a conference on blogs and legal scholarship: Bloggership: How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship, on April 28. This one should be lots of fun, and given the topic, I imagine that someone will be live-blogging it. From the promotional materials:
In the past few years, blogs have begun to affect the delivery of legal education, the production and dissemination of legal scholarship, and the practice of law. We are delighted that over twenty of the nation’s leading law professor bloggers have agreed to join with us for the first scholarly conference on the impact of blogs on the legal academy.
I am finishing up my own short contribution to the symposium, and will post a link when it is available online.