I am delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Gillers as our newest co-blogger. (His first post appears below.) As many readers of this blog know, Stephen is the author of numerous important books and articles on legal ethics, is a frequently quoted commentator on the legal profession, and has been a member of many significant bar committees, including the ABA's recently announced 20/20 Commission. Stephen is the Emily Kempin Professor of Law at NYU Law School, where he teaches Regulation of Lawyers, Evidence, Media Law, and Law and Literature.
Of particular note is one of Stephen's lesser known accomplishments: he started blogging before the word "blog" was even invented. This article suggests that he was posting interesting legal ethics commentary on a service called Counsel Connect back in the early 1990's. I don't know if this qualifies Stephen as being one of the earliest law professor adopters of the medium, but we're delighted that he's decided to pick up the habit again by blogging with us. Welcome Stephen!