The Law Review Submission Process: A Guide for (and by) the Perplexed
14 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 12, 2016
No one really understands the law review publication process. I certainly don’t. But I do have opinions. Some of them are even informed by data. It’s said that the Great Bird Redyip has once again stretched his wings and is swooping low over the pool of submissions, plucking up wriggling manuscripts to deliver to his screaming 3L chicks. So let’s answer some questions.
Q: Um, Redyip? WTH?
A: A joke by Orin Kerr that has taken on a life and twitter feed of its own. We think the point of the joke was something like, “The ways of student editors are no more or less mysterious than those of an imaginary quasi-native American mythos.” Anyway, Redyip is the bird whose flight announces the beginning of each law review submission season.
Q: Ooookay. So, is this Q&A going to be serious, or are you just going to tell weird law professor in-jokes?
A: Probably some of both, honestly.
Keywords: law review submissions, legal academy, alleged humor
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