The Law Faculty's Ethical Failure Regarding Student-Edited Law Reviews
23 PROF. LAWYER (June 2016)
11 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last revised: 29 Jul 2016
Date Written: June 1, 2016
While a number of scholars - including Judge Richard Posner - have been critical of student-edited law reviews over the last twenty years, this paper posits that the discussion to date has missed the central reason that no other discipline in the United States has chosen to put its scholarly journals under the control of apprentices. Namely, that it is unethical for a peer-review profession to put apprentices in charge of important professional decision-making without reasonable proactive supervision by members of the profession who are fully credentialed.
Keywords: law reviews, professional ethics, professionalism, academic ethics
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation