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Writing for & Publishing in Law Reviews

This guide provides information and resources to help students and professionals who want to write scholarly papers and get them published in law reviews.

Humor About Law Reviews

Erik M. Jensen, The Shortest Article in Law Review History, 50 J. Legal Educ. 156 (2000). HeinOnline

See also Grant H. Morris, The Shortest Article in Law Review History: A Brief Response to Professor Jensen, 50 J. Legal Educ. 310 (2000). HeinOnline;  Thomas H. Odom, A Response to Professors Jensen and Morris, 50 J. Legal Educ. 311 (2000). HeinOnline; Erik M. Jensen, Comments in Reply, 50 J. Legal Educ. 312 (2000). HeinOnline;  Erik M. Jensen, The Intellectual History of The Shortest Article in Law Review History, 59 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 445 (2009). HeinOnline | SSRN

Thomas E. Baker, A Compendium of Clever and Amusing Law Review Writings - An Idiosyncratic Bibliography of Miscellany in Kind Annotations Intended as Humorous Diversion for the Gentle Reader, 51 Drake L. Rev. 105 (2002).  HeinOnline

Humor About Writing for Law Reviews

C. Steven Bradford, As I Lay Writing: How to Write Law Review Articles for Fun and Profit: A Law-and-Economics, Critical, Hermeneutical, Policy Approach and Lots of Other Stuff That Thousands of Readers Will Find Really Interesting and Therefore You Ought to Publish in Your Prestigious, Top-Ten, Totally Excellent1 Law Review: [this space reserved]:, 44 J. Legal Educ. 13 (1994). HeinOnline

Leonard L. Riskin, On Writing a Law Review Article, 49 J. Legal Educ. 150 (1999). HeinOnline (poem)

Humor About Law Review Editors

J.C. Oleson, You Make Me [Sic]: Confessions of a Sadistic Law Review Editor, 37 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1135 (2004). HeinOnline