Welcome to LawCulture! We are launching a new group blog, with a focus on law, culture, politics and life inside and outside of the legal academy. We're just gearing up, so you might not hear too much from us over the next week or two, but we're all excited to be dipping our toes blogosphere.
So who are we?
David Barron is a professor of law at Harvard. He writes about local government law, administrative law and constitutional law.
Rosa Brooks is a professor of law at the University of Virginia whose academic focus is international human rights. She also writes a weekly column for the Los Angeles TImes editorial pages.
Peter Brooks is a University Professor at the University of Virginia, who teaches in the English department and at the law school, and directs the school's Law & Humanities Programs. He writes about narrative, narrative theory, and law and literature, among other things.
Jennifer Mnookin is a professor of law at UCLA. She writes about issues in evidence, especially expert evidence and forensic science matters, and issues in law and humanities, particularly law and film.
Jessica Silbey is a professor at Suffolk University Law School. She writes about the intersections of film theory and law, among other areas.
We'll have some more contributors once we're up and running -- Kim Scheppele, who heads Princeton's program in Law and Public Affairs, plans to join us in the not-too-distant future, and we may well add some more contributors once we get going.
But first we have to get going. . . so here goes. Wish us luck!