The Law Review Project: A Qualified Defense
TLR@90, Fall 2018
Critiques of student-run law reviews are not hard to find, nor are they hard to understand. Even as students groan over dreary source cites and finicky copy edits, professors gripe at leaving their masterworks in the hands of inexpert students with hyperactive revisions. Lawyers skim only a tiny fraction of law review materials, if they happen to address a particularly relevant case or project, and even celebrated federal judges have taken time to derogate law reviews’ substantive content as misguided and irrelevant.