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Three Ideas to Improve Law Reviews (as Institutions)

Above all else, el al. must be destroyed.

Above all else, el al. must be destroyed.

This year, I’ve been tapped to be one of Temple Law Review’s faculty advisors.  I’m excited – the position will give me a platform to blather on to an even-more-captive audience on paramount importance  of avoiding use of et al.

Quite apart from that Cato-ian quest, the advising position has caused me to think a bit harder about some advice I’ve written on this blog to law review editors. While I once believed that law review editors could successfully strategize to maximize their W&L impact factors, I no longer think this is possible. I never was convinced it was a good idea on its merits.  Most law reviews–i.e., those outside of the top 20, variously defined–lack market power to reliably choose articles very likely to be cited. Therefore, strategies directed at W&L Impact, or citations otherwise measured, are unlikely to bear fruit. Neither the article-selection nor the article-citation markets are efficient: no one board can move the needle sufficiently to make it worthwhile. Worse, article selection strategies are going to make the people on boards feel terrible, because they are generally only tactical–reading only expedited submissions, looking at letterhead as a proxy for quality, applying short fuses on offers, focusing on random areas of law in an attempt to be counter-trend. But everyone is doing that now.  It’s like law review glossy publications seeking to bump USNWR reputation scores. The game is rigged. The only alternative is not to play.

So what should you do? I’ve already suggested how boards can escape the citation rat race by opening up the fire hose and closing their eyes.  Now I’ll go further – what can the board to do improve the law review as an institution, not merely as an article selection and publication machine.  Here are three concrete ideas:

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University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 3, Summer 2014

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University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 3 Summer 2014

How to redistribute? A critical examination of mechanisms to promote global wealth redistribution
Ilan Benshalom

Republicanism and the division of powers in Canada
Hoi L. Kong

Private ownership and the standing to say so
Avihay Dorfman

REVIEW ARTICLES
Normative jurisprudence and legal realism
Hanoch Dagan

Proportionality and justification
Moshe Cohen-Eliya, Iddo Porat

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Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 5

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CARDOZO LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 35   JUNE 2014   NUMBER 5
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CONTENTS

Essays

The Conflict Between Stare Decisis and Overruling in Constitutional Adjudication 
Steven J. Burton  1687

Lift the Scarlet Letter from Abortion 
Louise Melling  1715

Articles

A Fiduciary Theory of Health Entitlements 
Margaux J. Hall  1729

Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation
Dustin B. Benham  1781

From Wolves, Lambs (Part II): The Fourteenth Amendment Case for Gradual Abolition of the Death Penalty 
Kevin Barry  1829

Religion, Women, and the Holy Grail of Legal Pluralism
Shiva Falsafi  1881

A Theory of Local Common Law
Annie Decker  1939

Grid Governance: The Role of a National Network Coordinator
Ashira Pelman Ostrow  1993

Notes 

Unauthorized Practice of Law and Meaningful Access to the Courts: Is Law Too Important to Be Left to Lawyers?
Matthew Longobardi  2043

Disparate Treatment of Disparate Treatment: Harmonizing Title VII Pretext and 
Mixed-Motive Jury Instruction Causation Standards in Light of Staub v. Memorial Hospital
Eric Rosoff  2079

The Social Model’s Case for Inclusion: “Motivating Factor” and “But For” Standards of Proof Under 
the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Impact of the Social Model of Disability on Employees with Disabilities 
Lisa Schlesinger  2115

 

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Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4

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CARDOZO LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 35  APRIL 2014  NUMBER 4
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CONTENTS

Articles

Testing the Boundaries of Family Privacy: The Special Case of Pediatric Sibling Transplants
Doriane Lambelet Coleman 1289

The Infringement Continuum
Bernard Chao 1359

Presumed Imminence: Judicial Risk Assessment in the Post-9/11 World
Avidan Y. Cover 1415

Remaking Mexico: Law Reform as Foreign Policy
Deborah M. Weissman 1471

Unequal Protection Under the Law: Why FDA Should Use Negotiated Rulemaking to Reform the Regulation of Generic Drugs
Marie Boyd 1525

Notes 

Reasonable Accommodation of Mixed Motives Claims Under the ADA: Consistent, Congruent, and Necessary 
Bryan Joggerst 1587

Protecting the Family Home by Reunderstanding United States v. Bajakajian
Yan Slavinskiy 1619

Limiting Unfettered Challenges to Patent Validity: Upholding No-Challenge Clauses in Pre-Litigation Patent Settlements
Between Preexisting Parties to a License 

Nicholas Roper 1649

 

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University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 2, Spring 2014

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University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 2, Spring 2014

A theory of redressive justice
Andrew S Gold

When tribalism meets liberalism: Human rights and Indigenous boundary problems in Canada
Kirsty Gover

Administrative penalties in the Rechtsstaat: On the emergence of the
Ordnungswidrigkeit sanctioning system in post-war Germany
Daniel Ohana

BOOK REVIEWS
A Simple Common Lawyer: Essays in Honour of Michael Taggart

Geneviève Cartier

The Law of Organized Religions: Between Establishment and Secularism; The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion and the Constitution
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

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Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 3

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CARDOZO LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 35  FEBRUARY 2014  NUMBER 3
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CONTENTS

Articles

An Empirical Study of the Use of Legal Scholarship in Supreme Court Trademark Jurisprudence
Derek Simpson & Lee Petherbridge 931

Negotiating the Unknown: A Compulsory Licensing Solution to the Orphan Works Problem
Robert Kirk Walker 983

Symposium

In Search of Meaningful Systemic Justice for Adolescents in New York

In Search of Meaningful Systemic Justice for Adolescents in New York 
Jonathan Lippman 1021

Freedom’s Road: Youth, Parole, and the Promise of Miller v. Alabama and Graham v. Florida
Laura Cohen 1031

Contempt, Status, and the Criminalization of Non-Conforming Girls
Cynthia Godsoe 1091

Reimagining the Role of Defense Counsel for Adolescents in the Adult Criminal Court System: 
Bringing the Community and Policymakers into the Process to Achieve the Goals of Gideon
Nancy Ginsburg 1117

Bringing the Best of Both Worlds: Recommendations for Criminal Justice Reform for Older Adolescents
Lisa Schreibersdorf 1143

Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System
Liz Ryan 1167

Notes

Bridging the Cellular Divide: A Search for Consensus Regarding Law Enforcement Access to Historical Cell Data
Zachary Ross 1185

An Uncertain Privilege: Reexamining Garner v. Wolfinbarger and Its Effect on Attorney-Client Privilege
Benjamin Cooper 1217

Everybody Wins! Elimination of the Absolute Priority Rule for Individuals Under BAPCPA: A Middle Ground
Liliya Gritsenko 1255

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Illinois Law Review, Issue 2014:1

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Articles

Hybrid Energy Governance – Hari M. Osofsky & Hannah J. Wiseman (PDF)

Sovereign Immunity and Sovereign Debt – W. Mark C. Weidemaier (PDF)

Misrepresentation: The Restatement’s Second Mistake – Stephanie R. Hoffer (PDF)

Error Costs & IP Law – Joseph Scott Miller (PDF)

Poverty and Civil Rights: A Behavioral Economics Perspective – Eldar Shafir (PDF)

Notes

Leaving Feedback: An Analysis of eBay, Online Auctions, and Personal Jurisdiction – Dawson J. Price (PDF)

Juror Questioning of Witnesses in Criminal Trials: The “Jury’s Still Out” in Illinois – Kristen L. Sweat (PDF)

Prior Restraint and the Police: The First Amendment Right to Disseminate Recordings of Police Behavior – Jacqueline G. Waldman (PDF)

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UC Davis Law Review, Issue 47:3 (February 2014)

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Symposium — Brand New World: Distinguishing Oneself in the Global Flow, Part II

Superflex Keynote Speech: If Value, Then Copy

Marks Indicating Conditions of Origin in Rights-Based Sustainable Development
Nicole Aylwin & Rosemary J. Coombe

2014: Brand Totalitarianism
Peter S. Menell

Bounded by Brands: An Information Network Approach to Trademarks
Deven R. Desai

Shanzhai, Sumptuary Law, and Intellectual Property Law in Contemporary China
Barton Beebe

Trademark Cosmopolitanism
Sonia K. Katyal

Slow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks
Margaret Chon

The First Trademark Case at Common Law? The Story of Singleton v. Bolton (1783)
Lionel Bently

 

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Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 2

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CARDOZO LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 35  DECEMBER 2013  NUMBER 2
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CONTENTS

Articles

No Promo Hetero: Children’s Right to Be Queer
Clifford J. Rosky 425

Engaging Men as Fathers: The Courts, the Law, and Father-Absence in Low-Income Families
Laurie S. Kohn 511

High Federalism: Marijuana Legalization and the Limits of Federal Power to Regulate States
David S. Schwartz 567

Contextual Expectations of Privacy 
Andrew D. Selbst 643

Cosmopolitanism in Constitutional Law
Vlad Perju 711

Fixing Copyright in Characters: Literary Perspectives on a Legal Problem
Zahr K. Said 769

Notes 

Beyond Bing: The Arthur Rule Lives on as the Touchstone for the New York State Right to Counsel
Adrienne Levy 831

Art or Signage?: The Regulation of Outdoor Murals and the First Amendment
Christina Chloe Orlando 867

Curbing Overzealous Prosecution of the Espionage Act: Thomas Andrews Drake and the Case for Judicial Intervention at Sentencing
Pamela Takefman 897

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Illinois Law Review, Issue 2013:5

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Articles

Women’s Exclusion from the Constitutional Canon – Jill Elaine Hasday (PDF)

Levels of Generality, Constitutional Comedy, and Legal Design – Adam M. Samaha (PDF)

The Constitution of the Second Generation – Alison L. LaCroix (PDF)

Guru Dakshina – Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash (PDF)

The “Unwritten Constitution” and Unwritten Law – Stephen E. Sachs (PDF)

The Status of Unwritten Constitutional Conventions in the United States – Keith E. Whittington (PDF)

Federalism Unwritten – Jason Mazzone (PDF)

Originalism and the Unwritten Constitution – Lawrence B. Solum (PDF)

Ways to Think About Unenumerated Rights – Michael W. McConnell (PDF)

Notes

The Trouble with Treble Damages: Ditching Patent Law’s Willful Infringement Doctrine and Enhanced Damages – Samuel Chase Means (PDF)

Uncounseled Tribal Court Convictions: The Sixth Amendment, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Indian Civil Rights Act – Katherine Robillard (PDF)

Plumbing the Depths of Corporate Litigation: Reforming the Deepening Insolvency Theory – John Tully (PDF)