Hello PointofLaw Community,
Firstly, thank you for your readership, support and constructive feedback which has helped turn PointofLaw into the valuable resource it is today. The PoL team strives daily to return the favor by providing unique, insightful and timely commentary on a diverse range of legal topics such as civil justice reform, criminal law and prosecution, corporate governance, financial regulation to name a few. We now have an opportunity to make our legal blog even better for our readers, but we need your help!
The American Bar Association is currently accepting nominations for their annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. We know that a vast majority of our readers are extremely busy, but we ask that you please take a couple of minutes to fill out a very brief nomination form in order to include PoL on that prestigious list for 2013. PoL cannot make the cut without your nominations.
PoL is fortunate to feature numerous legal scholars and intellectuals who have led truly distinguished careers. These top-flight legal minds use our forum to share their knowledge and vast experience with you, our readers, while also contributing to legal scholarship and public discourse. A few of these scholars include:
- Ted Frank, adjunct fellow for the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, and Editor-in-Chief of PoL. In addition to these roles, Mr. Frank is the president and founder of the Center for Class Action Fairness; he has written on various issues such as class action reform, litigation reform, medical malpractice, and products liability. Mr. Frank has previously been named by the Wall Street Journal as a "leading tort-reform advocate."
- Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch professor of law at New York University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Mr. Epstein pens regular columns original to PoL on issues involving law and economics, property rights, intellectual property, tort law, constitutional law, communications law, employment law, and health law and policy. He has been named one of the most cited legal professors in the country in a myriad of categories (including taking top honors in the field of law and economics).
- Hester Peirce, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Ms. Peirce's research areas include consumer protection, financial crises and regulation, and financial markets. She has served as senior counsel for Senator Richard Shelby's staff on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee; in this capacity, she worked on financial reform following the 2008 crash and oversaw the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
- Jonathan Wilson, attorney in the corporate & business practice group of the Atlanta firm of Taylor English Duma, LLP. Mr. Wilson has experience in corporate securities, corporate finance and governance, M&A and intellectual property law. He is the former general counsel of two NASDAQ companies.
We want to add to that impressive roster, expand our coverage, and diversify our content in order to improve the readers' experience. Additionally, in the past, we have hosted lively debates on our featured discussions and podcasts pages which flesh out multiple perspectives on breaking legal news. We'd like to increase the frequency of those PoL debates and discussions. ABA recognition of PoL as among the top legal blogs has the potential to significantly boost our exposure which can take our content and presentation to the next level and help us meet all of the aforementioned goals.
It is in this spirit that we ask that you please take a few minutes to nominate us for the ABA's top 100 legal blogs. Clicking here will take you to the nominating instructions. As always, we thank you for taking the time to visit PointofLaw.com and hope you will continue to find it a valuable and insightful resource.