Law Reviews and Academic Debate

7 Pages Posted: 4 May 2009

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Erik M. Jensen

Case Western Reserve University School of Law


The author argues that, if a legal journal publishes a response to one of its own articles, it has the obligation to let the original author respond to the critic, even if only briefly. If that doesn’t happen, it looks as though the journal is accepting the critic’s views as the final word on the subject. (This essay was the result of the author’s unhappy experience with one high profile journal.)

Keywords: Law Reviews, Legal Scholarship, Professional Norms

JEL Classification: K49

Suggested Citation

Jensen, Erik M., Law Reviews and Academic Debate. Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 769, 2002. Available at SSRN:

Erik M. Jensen (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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