From “Online Colloquy Allows Legal Academics to Vote Up or Down on Essays,” by Thomas Adcock, New York Law Journal, Friday, June 6, 2008, p. 24:
THREE PROFESSORS of criminal law are bent on demolishing a fusty convention of colloquy by using the Internet to make scholarship more efficient and more democratic.
The trio — Professors Paul H. Robinson of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Kimberly Ferzan of the Rutgers School of Law at Camden, N.J., and Stephen P. Garvey of Cornell Law School — say their effort is serious scholarship’s answer to TV’s ‘American Idol.’
Their vehicle is a Web site, launched in January, that has thus far attracted 120 academicians to ‘vote’ up or down on essays submitted for their considered debate.
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