Blogging and the Transformation of Legal Scholarship, (2006),  Lawrence B. Solum, Georgetown University Law Center

The relationship between blogging and the future of legal scholarship is a product of other forces–the emergence of the short form, the obsolesce of exclusive rights, and the trend towards the disintermediation of legal scholarship. Those forces and their relationship to blogging will be the primary focus of this paper. The transition from the “long form” to the “short form” involves movement from very long law review articles and multivolume treatises to new forms of legal scholarship, including the blog post, the idea piece, and the use of collaborative online authoring environments such as wikis.