CapLaw professor’s ‘blawg’ named one of ABA’s top 100 sites
Capital University Law School Professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández has been honored by the American Bar Association, which selected his law blog as one of the top 100 in the country.
His crImmigration.com law blog is among those included in the ABA Journal’s “6th Annual Blawg 100” article, the December issue’s cover story. The article can be accessed online at www.abajournal.com/blawg100 where crImmigration.com is included in the “Niche” category. Editors of the journal are asking its readers to vote for their favorites in each of the article’s 15 categories. Voting will occur until Dec. 21 at the website listed above. Registration is required, but there is no cost to register.
The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. The magazine is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month.
“Blogging has become such a staple of professional communication that keeping up with our own directory of more than 3,500 blogs by lawyers, judges, law professors or even law students is more formidable than it’s ever been,” said Allen Pusey, ABA Journal editor and publisher.
García Hernández has been blogging since January 2009 on crImmigration.com, which features original content added most Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
“My blog, crImmigration.com, is designed as a one-stop source of information about the latest developments in the intersection of criminal law and immigration law for immigration practitioners and academics,” García Hernández said. “The blawg’s content provides lawyers and scholars with original analyses of key administrative and judicial decisions, and tracks policy making developments at the state and federal level.”
García Hernández said he believes blawgs will never replace the kind of intensive research necessary to produce articles for scholarly journals, but added, “They are an invaluable tool for ensuring a constant look between scholarly inquiry and legal practice and advocacy.”
He said blogging also keeps him up-to-date on issues facing lawyers, courts and policymakers, which ensures his classroom teaching and scholarly research are grounded in the practice of law and creation of legislation.
“In the end, crImmigration.com, my scholarly articles, and my classroom teaching are synergistic. Each gives me greater awareness about what matters to lawyers and policymakers and deepens my understanding of where crImmigration law is heading,” García Hernández said.