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Scholarly Profit Margins and the Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections on the Web

Lawrence A. Cunningham

George Washington University

Indiana Law Review, Vol. 81, 2005

Controversy surrounding scholastic rankings arises, in part, because of complexities associated with measuring academic contributions. Legal researchers use various methodologies to assess scholarly production and impact but all suffer from inherent limitations and none provides data useful to scholarly self-reflection. The 10-year old Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) offers potential to improve considerably on both scores of public and personal assessment. This Essay critically evaluates approaches to conceptualizing scholarly profit margins, explores how LSN can enhance these conceptions, and opens new frontiers for this innovative Web-based repository of legal writing.

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Keywords: legal education, legal scholarship, legal studies, scholarly impact, scholarly influence, rankings, scholarly reflection, Legal Scholarship Network

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Date posted: March 30, 2005 ; Last revised: September 21, 2010

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Cunningham, Lawrence A., Scholarly Profit Margins and the Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections on the Web. Indiana Law Review, Vol. 81, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=695283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.695283

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