February 14, 2005

But we did it for you!

Gordon Smith responds to the recent email by various top law reviews telling lawprofs to quit sending them such long articles:
The irony of the new Harvard Law Review policy ... is that we were writing long articles for the students!

If you're not a lawprof, a law student, or (maybe) a lawyer, you don't really have to worry about the dysfunctional relationship that has grown up over the years between law students and lawprofs when it comes to our academic publishing.

Suffice it to say, the articles are weirdly, bizarrely long. They are books, really.

Unpublishable, unreadable books.

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