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Welcome, Bloggers, to Law School

A year ago, Brian Leiter posted this text of a notice that went out to some law school’s students, warning them to BE CAREFUL and THINK about what they post to blogs and social networking sites, because YOUR JOB and CAREER might depend on it.

I am, by default, our law school’s resident faculty blogging “expert,” so I’ve been drafted to send a similar message to incoming students at next week’s orientation. I think that a “pause before you post” kind of message is a wise one to send. Here’s my question: Is the “scared straight” approach the one that’s most likely to be effective? What might be better?