Welcome to the latest installment of The Best of Law Blogging. Every Friday we take a look back on the week that was and share some of the most noteworthy blog posts to come out of the LexBlog community. Check out our collection of “Best-ofs” from previous weeks here.
This Week’s Picks
This is a bit different from the typical blog posts we highlight. The post consists of just one 36-word paragraph followed by copious links to recent blog posts on Squire Patton Boggs’ Consumer Privacy World. Aside from the most avid readers, you can’t expect everyone to see every single post you publish when it goes up. Some are certain to slip through the cracks, even if you have a robust social media presence, email alerts or other ways of notifying readers of new posts. You want to be sure the people who need to see your posts are actually seeing them and a post like this is a great tool to add to your arsenal. It doesn’t take much time to create, but it allows readers a way to quickly skim through the recent topics covered on your blog. If something piques their interest, they can easily check that out. Kudos to Kristin Bryan for this simple yet effective Week in Review post.
Another non-traditional law blog post, but one that I will now eagerly anticipate a new installment of each month. The University of Georgia Law Library recently joined the LexBlog community with their blog, A Library with a View. With their recent addition, we have gained their monthly “Law Dawg” series. Not every post on a law blog needs to be deadly serious analysis, in fact, people are going to connect with you more if you can show your humanity on your blog. This series in particular has the added bonus of introducing an element of reader participation as the blog encourages students, staff and faculty to submit photos of their dogs. Great work by Anne Burnett putting this month’s post together. I must admit I’m a cat person, so I eagerly await the day a blog launches a ‘Law Cats’ series.
Deceptive claims about the eco-friendliness of products or the sustainability of practices by companies are everywhere these days. So-called “greenwashing” isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon, but James Whitaker and Oliver Williams wrote up a great post about the World Federation of Advertisers’ new guidance on the matter. This is just a good solid blog post in just about every way. The duo chose a topic of significant importance and interest and found a newsworthy angle to look at it from. The writing is engaging and easily understood, even by those not versed in the specific legal minutiae of this subject. Subheaders, a numbered list and the eye-catching featured image seal the deal on this top-notch quote. Available at Mayer Brown’s Eye on ESG.