Monday, July 1, 2013

Satire about submitting law review articles

FosterWilliam E. Foster, an associate professor at Washburn University School of Law, has published Submission Slog, a satiric piece about the law review selection process. Foster includes a submission letter with effusive praise of his own article, followed by a rejection letter from a law review, footnoted to suggest what the student editors really thought. In mentioning his submitted "manuscript," the editors probably meant "cover letter, CV, and title and first footnote" of the article, Foster suggests. In saying they are "unable to extend an offer," the editors may have thought, "Actually, we're perfectly 'able' to, but don't want to! Ha!" The full exchange appears in the Spring 2013 issue of The Green Bag.


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