After learning about its existence, I read every post at this blog as it appeared. Legal education is imperfect and could use improvement, no question. And more transparency about law school data and procedures would be very useful; no one I respect has ever argued otherwise. To the extent the blog facilitates substantive discussions about ways to improve law schools, it is a useful exercise.
But was it really necessary for Paul Campos to write:
When it comes to what has happened in legal academia over the past couple of decades, the vast majority of faculty have been, as it were, Mafia wives: we’ve managed to maintain a marked lack of curiosity about what Tony was doing down at the waste management company, as long as he kept bringing us nice presents and let us redecorate the living room every other year.
Or to close the same post (somewhat incoherently) stating:
… Also, I’m a bit bemused by the claims of a couple of other legal academic bloggers that I’m just a publicity whore, given that, by comparison to their own hunger for public attention, Kim Kardashian look like J.D. Salinger.
Sexist slurs are not helpful to moving the purported project forward. All they do is remind me that in the legal academy, feminizing somebody you disagree with is a great way to insult them.