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The Long Tail of Legal Scholarship

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, p. 38, 2006

U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-35

8 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2006  

Paul L. Caron

Pepperdine University - School of Law

Abstract

Chris Anderson's book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, has attracted enormous attention since its publication in July 2006. His insight is that technology and the Internet have transformed the focus of America's culture and economy. Whereas pre-Internet firms turned out a small number of "hits" or blockbuster products (the "head" of the demand curve), today's Internet-era firms offer a broader range of niche products (the "tail"). This Essay argues that the Long Tail theory can help both explain the current state of legal scholarship and chart its future.

Keywords: Legal Scholarship, Law Schools, Legal Education, Rankings, Tax

JEL Classification: K19, K29, K34

Suggested Citation

Caron, Paul L., The Long Tail of Legal Scholarship. Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, p. 38, 2006; U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=944233

Paul L. Caron (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University - School of Law ( email )

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