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Law Review Circulation 2011: More Change, More Same

Journal of Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 179-188, 2012

Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 1, 2012

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-15

11 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2012 Last revised: 24 Aug 2013

Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag

Date Written: February 14, 2012

Abstract

Every year, the tallying of law review circulation numbers presents at least one opportunity to examine the role played by puffery in the world of scholarly law publishing. Last year the result was a gentle needling of the Virginia Law Review. The year before that it was the Harvard Law Review. This year the Stanford Law Review is honored with similar treatment. But first, a few observations about historic lows in law review circulation, and the wide disparities between the experiences of individual journals.

Keywords: American University, Chicago, Boalt, Chief Justice John Roberts, Columbia, Contemporary Problems, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Hastings, Immanuel Kant, journal, Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, Penn, subscribers, subscriptions, Tax Law, Texas, U.S. News, United States Postal Service, World Report, Yale

JEL Classification: I2, I20, I21, I23, I29, K42

Suggested Citation

Davies, Ross E., Law Review Circulation 2011: More Change, More Same (February 14, 2012). Journal of Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 179-188, 2012; Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 1, 2012; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2005243

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