Eugene Volokh passes along a question from a law review editor asking whether lawprofs would accept it if the law reviews banned the submission of articles in paper form and required the use of the electronic submission service.
Apparently, law professors think there is a slight chance that the paper copy will get more of a look, and however small it is, it's worth going to a lot of extra trouble and expense.
The question shouldn't be why to the lawprofs cling to it, but how can we get ourselves to give it up. I suggest shaming: It's bad for the environment. You're contributing to global warming. If you keep printing and mailing unnecessary paper, you lack the moral authority you need to indoctrinate young people.
And now that I have your attention, my fellow lawprofs, take note that you should also stop sending out reprints of your articles. And no more of those ridiculous brochures about the glorious achievements of your law school.