This upcoming Tuesday—November 14—we are going to try a new format on the blog: an online workshop, or, as I have called it before, a mobblog. The idea is to pick a topic and have a group descend on the blog to discuss it for a few days. We will be discussing The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design by Kal Raustiala of UCLA Law School and Chris Sprigman of the University of Virginia School of Law. Chris is a former Chicago Law student, so we are particularly eager to have him back to spend time in our virtual halls.
Kal and Chris will start the discussion on Tuesday with a post that will summarize their paper (though, like any other workshop, there is no substitute for reading the paper itself). In addition to our usual Chicago bloggers, we have lined up a group of virtual participants, including Shyam Balganesh, Wendy Gordon, Amy Kapczynski, Michael Madison, Bill Patry and Tim Wu.