Law Review Correspondence: Better Read than Dead? And Commentary Redux

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 159, 1991

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 207, 1991

17 Pages Posted: 5 May 2009

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Erik M. Jensen

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Abstract

These essays were part of a mini-symposium, “Of Correspondence and Commentary,” published by the Connecticut Law Review. At the time, a number of prominent law reviews had begun to publish “correspondence,” shorter pieces generally commenting on work published in the reviews. Whatever they were called, however, these pieces looked an awful lot like articles, complete with footnotes, titles with colons, and other law-review-type stuff. The author used the creation of correspondence sections to ruminate on the nature of legal scholarship, as published in student-edited law reviews, and in particular to wonder whether authors were using correspondence sections as backdoor ways to get published in journals that would not otherwise have returned phone calls.

Keywords: Law Reviews, Legal Scholarship

JEL Classification: K49

Suggested Citation

Jensen, Erik M., Law Review Correspondence: Better Read than Dead? And Commentary Redux. Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 207, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396383

Erik M. Jensen (Contact Author)

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