March 16, 2007
No Longer So Novo
I forgot to celebrate De Novo's own anniversary -- this law student blog has been up for three years now. Last November, it was described in the W$J Online thus:
The phrase de novo means "anew" in Latin and, as a legal term, refers to trying a case again. This blog, co-authored by a group of students from various law schools across the country, examines de novo all kinds of subject matter, from free speech on college campuses to the Doha world-trade talks to scholarly discussions of rulings and legal definitions. And, unlike many law-student blogs that shutter on graduation day, De Novo has survived by passing the task on to current students.
The blog also hosts a series of symposiums that aim to emulate Plato's classic dialogues and bring together a variety of perspectives -- from professors, students, lawyers, bloggers -- on a single subject. Past topics have included the bar review, summer vacation and joining a law journal.
In order to live up to the hype, I hope I can interest some current or nascent law students in taking over for us. If not, I'll be archiving the blog at some friendly and free domain and host around this time next year. I'd also like to revive our symposia
before I leave -- I feel like I finally might know enough to contribute to one! Readers with topic suggestions, please leave comments.
March 16, 2007 02:35 AM
Thanks for the comment. Like your own blog. With best wishes, BabyBarista
How about Gonzalez v. Carhart? Ilya Somin and Johnathan Adler have both written fairly lengthy analyses of the case at the VC, and it seems like a good opportunity to talk about federalism, the commerce clause, Roe v. Wade, Raich, etc, etc. I'm too stupid to make HTML work so here is the link: http://volokh.com/posts/1176923774.shtml
Looking forward to whatever you end up dialoguing about!