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Why I Write (and Why I Think Law Professors Generally Should Write)


Yale Kamisar


University of San Diego School of Law; University of Michigan Law School

October 2005

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-13

Abstract:     
Looking back on forty-five years of law review writing, Professor Kamisar concludes that, to use George Orwell's words, he has been moved to write by "a sense of injustice" and the need to "expose" "some lie," e.g., the lie that the trial judge or the prosecuting attorney can be counted on to protect the rights of unrepresented defendants. He maintains further that law professors generally should feel an obligation to write because they can think through and research exhaustively any and every problem they meet along the way without worrying about billable hours and they can do so "under working conditions that thousands of busy, hurried practitioners would envy."

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: legal education, law review articles, continuing education

JEL Classification: K10

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Date posted: October 19, 2005  

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Kamisar, Yale, Why I Write (and Why I Think Law Professors Generally Should Write) (October 2005). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-13. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=829285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.829285

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Yale Kamisar (Contact Author)
University of San Diego School of Law ( email )
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States
619-260-4600, x8827 (Phone)
University of Michigan Law School ( email )
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
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