The Wonders of Law Review Cover Art
Recently I’ve been sent the reprints of several completed articles. I’ve also been cleaning and packing my office to get ready for my move to California and have rediscovered some of my old reprints.
Now, I’m no art critic, but when I travel, I do like to go to art museums. And, I have to admit that I’m somewhat underwhelmed with the quality of the law review cover art.
Granted, this was an unscientific survey of what I had lying around in my office. Maybe some of the law reviews that have yet to accept my articles have a large art budget (but I’m doubtful).
Here’s what I found:
White and red, with a line drawing of what I think is a law school building.
Green and white, with a line drawing of what I think is the law school building, but which oddly resembles a giant tortoise.
Navy Background with the school’s seal.
Gray with navy printing. No graphics.
Navy with gray printing. No graphics.
All pretty standard, and all pretty dull. Sooooo… you tell me. What’s the coolest law review cover out there? Does your school’s journal have the school mascot printed on it? Is it purple and chartreuse? Or, perhaps you will tell me that I am completely wrong, and it is the “understated” nature of the law review cover that is part of its appeal.