Behind the Scenes at GAB [Warning: Self-Indulgent and Self-Congratulatory]

As the warning in the post title indicates, this post is not about a substantive corruption topic, but rather about the Global Anticorruption Blog itself—in particular, the contributors who make the blog possible, and some behind-the-scenes detail on how they develop their posts. As many of our readers may know, close to half of our posts are written by students at Harvard Law School—though referring them to them as students is somewhat misleading, as they all had extensive experience working on issues related to corruption, international development, and related issues before coming to law school. Recently Harvard Law Today (the school’s alumni magazine) did an article on the “anticorruption lab course” in which these students help one another develop, discuss, and refine their posts. I wanted to feature that piece for two reasons (besides shameless self-congratulation). First, today is Harvard Law School’s commencement ceremony, so I thought it would be fitting to use today’s post, and the link to the article, to thank GAB’s student contributors, particularly those who are graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. Second, and perhaps somewhat less parochially, perhaps the Harvard Law Today piece might be of interest to those among our readers, especially those who are university educators, who would like to explore ways to use blog platforms and related forums to help students develop and disseminate their research, on anticorruption and other topics.

We will return to our regularly scheduled series of substantive posts tomorrow.

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