Reynolds on Publishing: “Meanwhile, I have to say that I care less and less about law reviews.”

August 6th, 2011

As someone with 12 law review articles 2 years out of law school, and who loves writing, I tend to agree with Reynolds.

Increasingly it feels to me like the article is published when it’s posted on SSRN, and the actual publication in a law review later seems kind of anticlimactic. Based on casual conversation, I’d say that a lot of other legal academics feel the same way. I still submit to law reviews, but I wonder if that will be true in five years.

I wonder if tenure boards will feel the same way…