Tag Archives: Law Reviews

Harvard Law Review Increases Online Presence

“The Harvard Law Review will more than double the number of editors focusing on online content for the publication next year in an effort to expand its web presence. Increasing the online staff from two to five, these new editors will join the Forum Committee, which is responsible for developing the website and editing the material published online. In the next year, the Law Review hopes to enhance the functionality and design of its website in addition to increasing the quantity of published content, according to second-year Law School student Gillian S. Grossman ’10, the recently elected president who will lead 127th Volume of the organization.”

via The Harvard Crimson

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The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time

WSJ – “The law professor equivalent of career hits is the “number of times cited” in journals. The stat is a measure of influence, not stroke, but a high citation count open doors, just the same. Institutions consider them when doling out grant awards, awarding tenure or making promotion decisions. “Three thousand hits means you’ve had a great career. I’d say 3,000 citations means you’re one of the all time citation champions,” said Fred Shapiro, an associate librarian at Yale Law School, who recently finished his third study on the most-cited law review articles of all time, with co-author Michelle Pearse, a Harvard librarian.”

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: Law Reviews Create Web Magazine Offering Condensed Articles

Wired Campus – “The new online magazine The Legal Workshop offers visitors the chance to browse brief summaries of articles appearing in the influential law reviews (composed by the authors of those articles), written in plain language.”

The next iteration of this will be 140 character law reviews.

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Law Review Question

The Volokh Conspiracy – “[I]s it common for law reviews outside the top 20 to have policies banning professors at their own school from publishing in their law review (outside of symposia and the like) to avoid potential undue pressure by the faculty.”

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