It's Time to Stop the Blind Leading the Sighted: A Proposal to Improve the Editing of US Law Reviews

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2007-27

Scribes: The Journal of Legal Writing, Forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2007  

Ross P. Buckley

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 20, 2007

Abstract

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

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

Ross P. Buckley (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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