Blindspot

A BLOG ABOUT LAW, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
ABOUT BLINDSPOT

I'm a different kind of law professor. Over the past twenty-five years, I have come to appreciate that we all have blindspots. We see the world with the benefits and burdens of our own framings. We often don't realize how those framings, sometimes called "priors," disallow us even to see what our opponents regard as central to their different understandings of the world. My academic background is a bit unusual, see here, and my interests are varied. One common thread in my academic work has been to shine a light on the blindspots themselves, pointing out what others miss.  

In this blog, I will explore my varied interests: law, politics, running, travel, coffee, good food, higher education, not necessarily in that order. I will bring to bear my own unique perspective, and I will invite others to comment (politely), including expressing disagreements. I've always found the concept of a personal brand too millennial and restrictive. Still, if I have one, it is that I don't shy away from meaningful conversations, with my students, with my colleagues, and now with you, my readers. Pointing out what others miss is always hard. Many people don't want to have their priors challenged. This blog is for the rest of us.

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