From Coal Bed Gas to Regulating Funny: Law Reviews and Legal Scholarship
TLR@90, Fall 2018
By Laura E. Little [PDF]

My experience with Temple Law Review began with a student piece I wrote on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision grappling with the question of who owned coal bed gas. Was it a straightforward legal issue? Pretty much. An important issue? Yes. Was it interesting to me? Not really. But I loved the process of producing and publishing it. I quickly embraced another project, one more ambitious and engaging for me: a note combining the laws governing res judicata and full faith and credit, all mixed in with the doctrine of Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins. This was a difficult undertaking. But once I finished, I was empowered—well, mildly empowered.

Laura E. Little is the Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government and Senior Advisor to the Dean at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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