This year’s law prof twitter census results were published back in September. After some delay—due in part to my international move during a global pandemic, in other part to my having actual work to do, and in remainder to 2020 being such a great year—I’ve gotten around to mapping the law prof network and subsequently… Continue reading The Law Prof Twittersphere 2020
I mapped the twitter following relations of users who had tweeting using the various LSA hashtags (#lsadc2019, #lsa2019, and #lsadc19). Nodes are sized by in-degree and colored by modularity community, of which there are 9 in the main component. Click through for an interactive version.
It’s been three years since I last did one of these (link), so when Bridget Crawford updated the Law Prof twitter census (link) I thought I’d re-map the twittersphere to see what’s changed, what’s remained the same and to provide a few minutes of self-indulgent navel-gazing for the law prof commentariat. Everything below is subject… Continue reading The Law Prof Twittersphere of 2018
I grabbed following relations for the users who tweeted using the #IPSC2018 hasttag (after August 1st 2018). Map below (click through for interactive version). Takeaway: IP tweeters tend to follow one another a lot. It’s a fairly dense network as far as these these go, with 128 nodes and 2,769 edges.
I’ve recently posted a short collection of analyses about the state of collaboration on articles posted to LSN subject matter e-journals: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3206555. I’ll spin out a few parts of the report here over the next few weeks. The first aspect of the collaboration and rankings analysis I’ll to dig into a bit is the role that… Continue reading Collaboration and Impact In Legal Academia – Part 1 ranking homophily
I’ve re-downloaded the #iconshk twitter follower data. Over the first two days of the conference, the number of users who have tweeted using the hashtag has more than doubled – from 106 to 261 users. There are now two connected components (I’ve removed about a half dozen isolates from the visualization, but will include them… Continue reading #iconshk network
I recently uploaded a couple of forthcoming articles to SSRN (see: https://ssrn.com/author=1544651). Part of the upload process is selecting the relevant “e-journals” you think the article belongs in. As I was doing so, I wondered how much of a difference it really makes. Like, does submitting to more journals lead to more downloads? To satisfy… Continue reading SSRN e-Journals and Downloads
We’re excited to be hosting a workshop focusing on Computational Legal Studies here at HKU next June (http://www.lawtech.hk/cfp-computational-legal-studies-2018). Details from the CFP below. We’ve already put together an exciting bunch of researchers. Don’t hesitate to submit something if you’d like to attend. CFP: The Emergence of Computational Legal Studies: The Promises and Challenges of Data-Driven… Continue reading Upcoming Computational Legal Studies Workshop at HKU
There are hundreds of thousands of papers “published” in LSN e-journals. These papers have the potential to provide a great deal of insight into the production and consumption of legal academic research. I’ve been interested in this data for a while, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally found some time to dig… Continue reading Legal Scholarship Network Research Production & Consumption