I wanted to remind readers about Jotwell — the Journal of Things We Like Lots — a website that has been up for a few months in which law professors blog about their favorite recent articles.

Somewhat to my surprise, I find Jotwell interesting more for what it says about the bloggers who are making the recommendations than for what it says about the articles that are recommended. In picking what article they like and explaining why they like it, the contributing bloggers are disclosing what they personally value in legal scholarship. That part is actually really interesting. It’s a relatively rare insight into how different scholars think through what is good and what is not so good within their scholarly field (which it turns out to vary considerably among them).

Oh, and full disclosure, I’m one of the contributors; my first (and so far only) contribution is here.