A Missed Opportunity
TLR@90, Fall 2018
By Timothy R. Rice [PDF]

An appellate judge recently chided me—law review articles are not worth reading, the judge told me. The criticism was hardly novel, and echoed comments from a litany of luminaries, including the Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. I had no rebuttal. The comment stung not only because I had just recently published a law review article (in Temple Law Review, no less), but also because I was the editor-in-chief of Temple Law Review thirty-two years ago, and the judge’s comment suggested that in that role I had squandered an opportunity to help improve the quality of legal scholarship.

Timothy R. Rice has served since 2005 as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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