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Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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  1. The George Mason Law Review declined to publish my note, so I shopped it around as a 3L. It was accepted by the Santa Clara Law Review. The EIC sent me a really nice note, saying that most journals will not look at student articles, but he is very glad that he did. I was too! GMU did not let me use their Expresso account, though I asked.

  2. Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney

    I remember when I was in law school, Law Review Article Submission was used as a great resume builder because you could show potential law firms and employers that you certain “scholastic” or academic skills to bring to the table. I am however somewhat partial to the law schools policy on this because they are not in the business of being “resume builders” but rather submitters of quality work. The have a duty to protect their editors as well from frequent submissions by students just to pump up their resume and value.

  3. Doug Richmond says:

    This is something of an aside, but there are practitioners who polish their articles and still have a very difficult time placing them because they are on subjects that do not appeal to most law review editors (e.g., insurance law, professional responsibility, product liability, etc.). Moreover, even a law professor at the least-known law school in the world has a letterhead advantage over a practicing lawyer.

  4. Al says:

    Dave,

    Agree with you 100% that law reviews should publish good work no matter who wrote it. Also, I think it’s great for students if they write something publishable — in their journal or in someone else’s. One quick thought on bepress/expresso: don’t the institutional subscriptions cover everyone at the institution, including students?