Thursday, March 20, 2008
A group of anonymous article editors from an anonymous law review have put together an Anonymous Articles Editor Blog. Professor Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy forwarded a link to this blog as well as a copy of a letter to this blog which rejected placing a link on the Volokh Conspiracy because that blog does not post anonymous links. That letter, was a bit humorous as it appears to me that it was intended to parrot a law review article rejection letter. Professor Kerr forwarded this correspondence to other blogs as well.
Unlike Professor Kerr, I do believe that this blog has a place. It can at least give younger profs, adjunct profs and others who do not have much access to FT faculty some law review advice tips. However, it would be difficult for me to give these tips much weight. Law review editors change every year and we do not know if the comments reflect the view of one school, ten schools or even any schools.
Additionally, such a blog, even if intended to be helpful, can provide incorrect advice. For example, one of the early postings on this blog states that law reviews prefer electronic submissions. That may be true for many reviews. However, some still require paper submissions.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein