Scribes: The Journal of Legal Writing, Forthcoming
8 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2007
Date Written: April 20, 2007
Most U.S. law review editors don't know how to edit, many do not really understand what they are editing. This is because they are students and untrained in editing. Nonetheless they often edit heavily seeking to improve written expression, and typically check every citation for substantive and formal accuracy. Each function is of questionable importance, and is questionably performed. This article considers ways to improve this situation.
Keywords: law reviews, legal scholarship, editing of law review articles
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Buckley, Ross P., It's Time to Stop the Blind Leading the Sighted: A Proposal to Improve the Editing of US Law Reviews (April 20, 2007). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2007-27; Scribes: The Journal of Legal Writing, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=981650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.981650