I've come to wonder whether there is a relationship between the lack of current events featured on law school students' blogs and the constant news commentary that often appears on law professors' blogs. Perhaps I am not observing a great enough number of blogs by either law school students or law school professors, but it seems to me that law professors corner the market on news commentary in a way law school students struggle to. I've maintianed this sense since I began blogging myself, which I began last spring semester.
Similarly, I am always struck by the lack of debate and discussion in my law school classes with respect to current (legal) events. From the John Roberts nomination and confirmation, the Harriet Miers nomination and withdrawl, and now the Samuel Alito nomination (and hopeful confirmation), my professors haven't taken the opportunity to invigorate discussion on these nominees or how their nomination may be relevant to us. Now, I am not calling the lack of discussion on these current events a sign of ineffective teaching (goodness no!), but I am noticing how there is a general lack of incorporating current events (even legal ones) into legal education.
I wonder how my observations connect, if at all?