June 18, 2010
The "Greatest" Law Review Articles Ever Written
And they are:
"The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra"
39 Coauthors, 46 EMORY L. J. 697 (1997).
Each author demonstrates the legal acumen of a Yogi quote.
"The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule"
Aside (William S. Stevens), 123 U. PA. L. REV. 1474 (1975).
A classic parody.
"The Top Ten Politically Correct Law Reviews"
Arthur Austin, 1994 UTAH L. REV. 1319 (1994).
An insightful review of the law journal articles that started the current trend.
"My Pizza with Nino"
Alex Kozinski, 12 CARDOZO L. REV. 1583 (1991).
Kozinski at his irrepressible best.
"The Wrong Stuff"
Alex Kozinski, 1992 BYU L. REV. 325 (1992).
Practical tips on how to lose your appeal.
Alex Kozinski and Eugene Volokh, 103 YALE L. J. 463 (1993).
(But I thought of it first. See Uelmen, "Plain Yiddish for Lawyers," ABA JOURNAL, June 1985, at p. 78.)
"Legislative and Judicial Dynamism in Arkansas: Poisson v. D'Avril"
Jasper Bogus McClodd and Pepe Le Peu, 22 ARKANSAS L. REV. 724 (1969).
An April Fool's joke by Justice George Rose Smith.
"Fundamental Principles of American Law"
Patrick McFadden, 85 CAL. L. REV. 1749 (1997).
Finally, a source we can cite for the obvious.
"The Bard and the Bench: An Opinion and Brief-Writer's Guide to Shakespeare"
Robert W. Peterson, 39 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 789 (1998).
A Shakespeare quote for every legal occasion.
"A Critique of Judicial Humor"
George Rose Smith, 43 ARKANSAS L. REV. 1 (1990).
The real master at work. Alex, eat your heart out.
Source: The tongue-in-cheek sidebar to The Wit, Wisdom, and Worthlessness of Law Reviews by Gerald F. Uelmen, law prof and former dean at Santa Clara University School of Law. [JH]