November 16, 2005
Ideas, Hofstra Law Review's "Back-to-the-Future" Feature
The Hofstra Law Review has an introduced a new feature called "Ideas." Each "Idea" is a 3-to-10 page essay. Here's a couple of snips from the Introduction:
To some degree, Internet blogs have begun to fill the need for short legal commentary. Blogs can be valuable additions to scholarly discourse, but they have their own drawbacks. They are ephemeral, they sometimes lack academic rigor, and they are easily lost in the vastness of the blogosphere. What is needed is a space for brief, but careful, treatments of legal subjects in a medium that readers can readily find and preserve.
“Ideas” will begin to fill that need. In some ways, the section represents a return to first principles. The earliest student-run law reviews, founded in the late nineteenth century, were relatively informal affairs...
In providing a vehicle for short, stimulating commentary on legal issues, “Ideas” thus has a back-to-the-future quality about it.
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