It wouldn’t have happened at a law review…
posted by Nate Oman
While I am more than willing to acknowledge (and complain at great lengths) about the faults of student-edited law reviews, I am not as dogmatic on the subject as some. I actually think that law reviews often do a better job than they are given credit for by academics who are convinced that their brilliant and ground breaking work is just not appreciated by 3Ls. Also, the quality of the copy editing in law reviews tends to be very high. For example, the editors’ preface in the most recent issue of the Journal of Legal Education (which is not, as far as I know, run by students) contains this boo-boo:
Educators Neil Hamilton and Lisa Brabbit [AS: check spelling of author's name] focus our attention on the importance of mentoring and career “role-modeling” as part of the educational process to instill notions of “professionalism” in our law students and young lawyers.
One suspects that this sort of mistake is less common when hyper anal third-year law students are at the helm.