Thursday, October 17, 2013

Survey finds that most believe law review articles don't meet needs of the practicing bar.

That's the conclusion of a new article called What Do U.S. Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges Think about U.S. Law Reviews and the Need for Reform? by Richard A. Wise, Joseph C. Miller, Douglas P. Peters, Heather K. Terrell, Brett Holfeld, & Joe R. Neal and available here.  From the abstract:

We surveyed 1325 law professors, 338 student editors, 215 attorneys, and 156 judges about their beliefs about U.S. law reviews and the need for reforms. Law reviews play a critical role in the law and legal education in the U.S. They are also one of the best means for social scientists to convey research about the law to legal professionals. Law professors were generally the most critical of law reviews and student editors were usually the least critical. Respondents identified several problems with law reviews. They believed that law review articles are too long. Most respondents also believed that U.S. law reviews have a negative effect on law professors’ careers and that they are not meeting the needs of attorneys and judges. The vast majority of respondents indicated that reforms are needed and that U.S. law reviews should implement blind, peer reviews. We also discuss the significance of our findings for the U.S. legal system and for social scientists who study the law.

Hat tip to Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarians blog.

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What Do U.S. Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges Think about U.S. Law Reviews and the Need for Reform?

 

- See more at: http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=what-do-u-s-law-professors-student-editors-attorneys-and-judges-think-about-u-s-law-reviews-and-the-need-for-reform#sthash.yRElFb6x.ajGINoqe.dpuf

What Do U.S. Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges Think about U.S. Law Reviews and the Need for Reform?

 

- See more at: http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=what-do-u-s-law-professors-student-editors-attorneys-and-judges-think-about-u-s-law-reviews-and-the-need-for-reform#sthash.yRElFb6x.ajGINoqe.dpuf

What Do U.S. Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges Think about U.S. Law Reviews and the Need for Reform?

 

- See more at: http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=what-do-u-s-law-professors-student-editors-attorneys-and-judges-think-about-u-s-law-reviews-and-the-need-for-reform#sthash.yRElFb6x.ajGINoqe.dpuf

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