Two heads are better than one, thought Professor Gordon Smith of the University of Wisconsin Law School. So he convinced Christine Hurt at Marquette University Law School to co-blog with him on Conglomerate. Gordon and Christine are both corporate law professors with wide-ranging interests, from entrepreneurial finance to Wall Street finance. Prior to joining forces here on Conglomerate, Gordon blogged at Venturpreneur, and those archives remain on this site. Christine organized a blog of women corporate law professors called Biz Fems Speak! In addition to writing about business and law, Gordon and Christine discuss life in Wisconsin, legal education, popular culture, parenting, and an occasional post about cheese from Gordon.
Conglomerate is one of those blawgs that seems to strike the perfect balance between thoughtful pieces about business law that one might expect from corporate law professors and the unexpected personal stories that tell us a lot about the nice friendly people behind those serious academic credentials. Occasionally, there's a post about some case law that reminds us we're in Packers country.
I was amused by this story about a judge who "ordered a woman convicted of theft to decide whether to spend 90 days in jail or donate her family's Packers tickets next season to charity." Can you imagine the family pressure for her to take the jail time? "C'mon, Mom, take one for the team!"You'll have to read the comments threads to find out what Christine, a mom herself, thinks about such decisions.
Professor Smith is the faculty advisor to the law students who publish the well-regarded Law & Entrepreneurship News, the blog that hosted the remarkable Blawg Review #4 for us earlier this week. Following that huge success, our carnival for law bloggers is moving on to Conglomerate for next Monday's extravaganza. Be sure not to miss this oneget your post submitted now! This is a special opportunity for business law bloggers to get their best law posts reviewed by a very thoughtful readership.
And, for added flavor, we might even get some of Professor Bainbridge's favorite wine & cheese selections by Professor Smith.