The Law Review Scam: How to Humanely End Law School Exceptionalism

3 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2022

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Paul J. Heald

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: April 18, 2022

Abstract

This essay briefly provides the history behind the rejection by law professors of peer review as a professional standard and then details the scholarly harm and moral hazard inherent in the current system of student-selected articles. It argues that after a five-year phase-in period articles in student law reviews should no longer be counted toward tenure and promotion.

Keywords: law review, peer review, law student, promotion, tenure

JEL Classification: I12

Suggested Citation

Heald, Paul J., The Law Review Scam: How to Humanely End Law School Exceptionalism (April 18, 2022). University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4086728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4086728

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