Legal Mechanics’ Law Library

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The Legal Mechanics’ Law Library is designed to promote access to all of the scholarly literature on legal scholarship. The goal is to further the craft of legal writing by tracing the history of legal scholarship. What makes for a good law review article? What makes for a good law review? Many have tried to answer such questions over the years. Rather than try to answer this question myself, I instead provide the materials for anyone interested in cultivating a better understanding of the role legal scholarship has played over the past century.

The Library opens in May 2014 with an initial collection of more than 400 works from four countries. All titles link to PDF copies of the work if available. Wherever possible, the link will take the reader to a free copy of the work (e.g., Digital Commons, SSRN). If a work is not publicly available, the link will take the reader to a commercially available version of the work (e.g., HeinOnline, JSTOR). Most works are available to the general public. All should be easily accessible for law students and faculty.

Due to the size of the collection, the Library is divided into various wings. Each wing is named in honor of an author who contributed greatly to the understanding and advancement of the legal written word.1 [1. None of these distinguished scholars have any affiliation with @LawBlarg or Legal Mechanics, LLC.]

The Rodell Wing: Journal articles from 1930 to 1979. Named after Fred Rodell.

The Cramton Wing: Journal articles from 1980 to 1989. Named after Roger C. Cramton.

The Harry T. Edwards Wing: Journal articles from 1991 to 1993. Named after the Hon. Harry T. Edwards.

The Hibbitts Wing: Journal article from 1994 to 1996. Named after Bernard J. Hibbitts.

The Landes Wing: Journal articles from 1997 to 2000. Named after William M. Landes.

The Posner Wing: Journal articles from 2001 to 2006. Named after the Hon. Richard A. Posner.

The Linda H. Edwards Wing: Journal articles from 2007 to 2014. Named after Linda H. Edwards.

 

Feel free to browse through the collection and check out anything you like. I hope that this library serves as an invaluable tool for law review editors and legal scholars alike. Additional wings are already in the works, but suggestions for additions are wholly welcome.

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