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p>I think Walter Olson started this discussion with a provocative post for the Atlantic, but here are some choice quotations from the above bloggers:

From Kevin O’Keefe (Real Lawyers Have Blogs):

Law blogs are completely diminishing the function of law reviews. People want to stay up-to-date on all of the latest news and the Internet has allowed them to do so. Unlike law reviews, law blogs have the capability of rapidly publishing legal analysis to its readers.

From Joe Hodnicki (Law Librarian Blog):

[T]he acceptance by the legal academy of the blogging platform as being a legitimate publishing medium can have what Brown calls a ‘”prominence’ dividend”. The real plus here is the exposure junior faculty can acquire by “thinking out loud” to display their interests and expertise.