Wednesday, December 16, 2009
That's the title of a Salon article that's got some legal writing professors thinking:
For centuries in print and more recently on-line, women who adopted male pseudonyms have fared better than they did writing under their own, female names. So what happens when a law journal sees a male versus a female name on a submitted manuscript? And given how prevalent and readily acknowledged elitism is in the selection of manuscripts for the top U.S. law journals, how likely is it that sexism is absent? Why don't student-edited U.S. law journals use blind reviews, like the peer-reviewed J. ALWD and J. Legal Writing do?
hat tip: Mary Beth Beazley