Thursday, September 6, 2007
Another installment in our continuing series on advice to law journals.
7 Think seriously about younger authors. These pieces may be quite good and well-thought-through. They may represent the best of the new thinking on a topic, they may be particularly well-researched and honed, because younger scholars are putting their very best efforts into the piece. Other journals looking to land pieces by more established scholars may overlook pieces that are quite good by less-established authors.
Then again, rookies also make some pretty common mistakes. At some point I'd like to talk a little bit about those mistakes, including taking on too much, trying to rethink a field without a sufficient understanding of the field, and focusing on issues that aren't important.
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