Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015

I’ve been teaching law for 16 years. This blog has been around for more than 10 years. To speak the plain truth, it’s getting pretty damn dull around here.

So change is afoot. I’m starting small, redesigning the blog (for WordPress aficionados, this is the new Twenty Fifteen theme, with more tweaks to come) and, more importantly, going solo. From this point forward, madisonian.net posts will be my own, and only my own.

After years of collaboration here, with an evolving but usually growing group of law professor colleagues, I am breaking up the band. All older posts will stay online, but new stuff by the crew will appear elsewhere. Members of the Madisonian.net team can be found, in most cases, on other blogs (Concurring Opinions and PrawfsBlawg, especially), on Twitter, sometimes on Facebook, and even in journal articles, books, MSM op-eds, and in podcasts and broadcasts. How can you miss them if they won’t go away?

My posting has picked up over the last few weeks, and I aim to pick it up a bit more in the weeks and months ahead. I’ve changed the blog description (upper left corner of the site) to reflect the broader range of things that I plan to write about from time to time.

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Townsend Gard Joins Madisonian

Welcome Elizabeth Townsend Gard to the madisonian.net roster.  Elizabeth is Associate Professor at the Tulane University Law School (full official profile here). She is co-director and co-founder of Tulane’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Culture, and director and co-inventor of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment, a software program that determines the worldwide copyright status of every kind of cultural work. With Ron Gard, she is beginning a Tulane University spin-out, Limited Times LLC, that will provide self-help legal educational resources to artists, scholars, filmmakers, content owners, digitizers, and anyone else needing copyright help, which utilizes the research and work of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment. In additional to her specialization in copyright, she teaches property, art law, trademarks, international intellectual property, and intellectual property.

I could go on and on, but you get the point (and can look up and download Elizabeth’s excellent copyright law scholarship here, at her SSRN page).

Welcome, Elizabeth!

Madisonian.net Welcomes Michael Risch

I’m delighted to note another addition to the roster of Madisonian.net permabloggers:  Professor Michael Risch, who teaches at Villanova University School of Law.

Michael writes about IP, with an emphasis on patents and trade secrets.  He joined the Villanova faculty this year after a stint at the West Virginia University College of Law, and before starting his teaching career practiced law for a number of years in Palo Alto.

He has been a regular guest-blogger at Prawfsblawg, and I suspect that he will continue to appear there from time to time. 

Welcome, Michael!

Changes

As the 2010-2011 academic year gets underway, congratulations are in order for several Madisonian.net contributors who have new faculty appointments.  In alpha order:

Brett Frischmann has moved to Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University.

Rob Heverly has moved to Albany Law School

and Josh Sarnoff has moved to DePaul University College of Law.

May the blogging continue.