The Intellectual History of 'The Shortest Article in Law Review History'

7 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2008 Last revised: 20 Apr 2009

See all articles by Erik M. Jensen

Erik M. Jensen

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

"The Shortest Article in Law Review History" appeared in 2000 to a mixture of acclaim ("Brilliant!"), horror ("Don't you have anything better not to do?"), and indifference ("Huh?"). Since then, many have asked how the article came into being and what its effect on legal scholarship has been. (Well, the author's mother and sister did once raise those questions, or one of them anyway.) This new article provides readers with just about everything needed to understand a twenty-first century development in the life of the mind.

Keywords: Length, Law Review Article, The Shortest Article in Law Review History, 50 J. Legal Educ. 156 (2000)

JEL Classification: K49

Suggested Citation

Jensen, Erik M., The Intellectual History of 'The Shortest Article in Law Review History' (October 1, 2008). Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-29; 59 Case Western Reserve Law Review 445 (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1277394

Erik M. Jensen (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States
216-368-3613 (Phone)
216-368-2086 (Fax)

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
641
rank
37,970
Abstract Views
2,758
PlumX Metrics