Like other law students, I was told not to blog about law school and to be careful what I posted on that evil place called Facebook. About a month into law school I started following lawyers on Twitter and reading law blogs (a.k.a blawgs). As anyone reading this already knows, participating in Twitter and commenting on blawgs is a hugely beneficial way to meet people and learn about the field. I got pretty upset with my school, and blogged about it (against their advice, of course). As with many rants, I ended up feeling guilty for whining but not offering up any solutions to the problem. So, I emailed the Assistant Dean of my school and let him know how I felt.
To my surprise, he was really receptive and we’re now working together on a Social Media Best Practices Guide.
If you’re interested in how law schools and students can use technology (esp. social media), I highly recommend following the Social Media Law Student. The site is well designed and features lot of great content.