The Legal Mechanics’ Law Library: Linda H. Edwards Wing

Download PDF

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. For more on the project and easy access to the other wings, visit the Library homepage.


The Linda H. Edwards Wing (2007–2014)


 2007–2009


Christian C. Day, The Case for Professionally-Edited Law Reviews, 33 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 563 (2007)

Dr. Ronen Perry, De Jure [sic] Park, 39 CONNtemplations 54 (2007)

Leah M. Christensen & Julie A. Oseid, Navigating the Law Review Article Selection Process: An Empirical Study of Those with all the Power – Student Editors, 59 S.C. L. Rev. 175 (2007)

Nancy Levit, Scholarship Advice for New Law Professors in the Electronic Age, 16 Widener L.J. 947 (2007)

Robert M. Jarvis & Phyllis Coleman, Ranking Law Reviews by Author Prominence—Ten Years Later, 99 Law Libr. J. 572 (2007)

Shane Tintle, Citing the Elite: The Burden of Authorial Anxiety, 57 Duke L.J. 487 (2007)

Burcin, Ergun, Law Review Readership ­­– What Makes Students Tick, 13 Appeal: Rev. Current L. & L. Reform 1 (2008)

Cameron Stracher, Reading, Writing, and Citing: In Praise of Law Reviews, 52 N.Y.L.Sch. L. Rev. 349 (2008)

Jason P. Nance & Dylan J. Steinberg, The Law Review Article Selection Process: Results from a National Study, 71 Alb. L. Rev. 565 (2008)

The Scribes Journal Editors, A Study in Editing, 12 Scribes J. Legal Writing 111 (2008­–2009)

Alfred L. Brophy, The Signaling Value of Law Reviews: An Exploration of Citations and Prestige, 36 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 229 (2009)

Erwin Chemerinsky, Foreword: Why Write?, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 881 (2009)

Ezra Rosser, On Becoming “Professor”: A Semi-Serious Look in the Mirror, 36 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 215 (2009)

John Doyle, The Law Reviews: Do Their Paths of Glory Lead but to the Grave?, 10 J. App. Prac. & Process 179 (2009)

Luigi Russi and Federico Longobardi, A Tiny Heart Beating: Student-Edited Legal Periodicals in Good Ol’ Europe, 10 German L.J. 1127 (2009)1 [1. German law review.]

Pierre Schlag, Spam Jurisprudence, Air Law, and the Rank Anxiety of Nothing Happening (A Report on the State of the Art), 97 Geo. L.J. 803 (2009)


 2010–2011


Bret Rappaport, Using the Elements of Rhythm, Flow, and Tone to Create a More Effective and Persuasive Acoustic Experience in Legal Writing, 16 Legal Writing: J. Legal Writing Inst. 16 (2010)

David C. Yamada, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Practice of Legal Scholarship, 41 U. Mem. L. Rev. 121 (2010)

Jeanne M. Kaiser, When the Truth and the Story Collide: What Legal Writers can Learn from the Experience of Non-fiction Writers About the Limits of Legal Storytelling, 16 Legal Writing J. Legal Writing Inst. 163 (2010)

Joan Ames Magat, Bottomheavy: Legal Footnotes, 60 J. Legal Educ. 65 (2010)

Linda L. Berger, Linda H. Edwards & Terrill Pollman, The Past, Presence, and Future of Legal Writing Scholarship: Rhetoric, Voice, and Community, 16 J. Leg. Writing 521 (2010)

David L. Schwartz & Lee Petherbridge, The Use of Legal Scholarship by the Federal Courts of Appeals: An Empirical Study, 96 Cornell L. Rev. 1345 (2011)

Ross E. Davies, Like Water for Law Reviews: An Introduction to The Journal of Law, 1 J. of Law: A Periodical Laboratory of Legal Scholarship 1 (2011)

 2012–2014


Andrew Yaphe, Taking Note of Notes: Student Legal Scholarship in Theory and Practice, 62 J. Legal Educ. 259 (2012)

Fred R. Shapiro & Michelle Pearse, The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 1483 (2012)

Joseph Kimble, Tips for Better Writing in Law Reviews (and Other Journals), Mich. B.J., Oct. 2012, at 46.

Albert H. Yoon, Editorial Bias in Legal Academia, 5 J. Legal Analysis 309 (2013)

Allen P. Mendenhall, Bypassing Bias: How Law Reviews Circumvent Favoritism, 26 Acad. Questions 166 (2013)

David C. Yamada, If It Matters, Write About It: Using Legal Scholarship to Effect Social Change, 1 Bearing Witness: A Journal on Law and Social Responsibility 41 (2013)

Evelyn A. Grosenick, In Defense of the Law Review: A Response to Megan S. Knize’s Article, The Pen is Mightier: Rethinking the “Gladiator” Ethos of Student-Edited Articles, 45 McGeorge L. Rev. 305 (2013)

Megan S. Knize, The Pen Is Mightier: Rethinking the “Gladiator” Ethos of Student-Edited Law Reviews, 44 McGeorge L. Rev. 309 (2013)

Richard A. Wise et al., Do Law Reviews Need Reform: A Survey of Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges, 59 Loy. L. Rev. 1 (2013)

Ross E. Davies, The Increasingly Lengthy Long Run of the Law Reviews: Law Review Business 2012 – Circulation and Production3 Journal of Law 245 (2013)


 Symposium Issues and Collections


Symposium, The Legal Writing Institute: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching & Scholarship, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 705–942 (2010)

J. Christopher Rideout & Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: The View From Within, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 705 (2010)

David T. Ritchie, Reflections, Remembrances, and Mimesis: One Person’s View of the Significance of the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Legal Writing Institute, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 747 (2010)

Kristin B. Gerdy, Introduction to The Legal Writing Institute: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching and Scholarship, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 759 (2010)

Transcript — Plenary I: The Historical Perspective Featuring Laurel Currie Oates, Jill J. Ramsfield & Mary Beth Beazley with Mary Garvey Algero as Moderator; Plenary II: Teaching Featuring Marilyn R. Walter, M.H. Sam Jacobson & Carol McCrehan Parker with Robin Boyle as Moderator, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 763 (2010)

Transcript — Plenary III: Scholarship Featuring Linda Berger, Linda H. Edwards & Terrill Pollman with Kirsten Davis as Moderator; Plenary IV: Program Design Featuring Suzanne R. Rowe, Susan Hanley Duncan & Eric B. Easton with Brooke Bowman as Moderator, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 803 (2010)

Luncheon Speech — Jill J. Ramsfield, Introduction; J. Christopher Rideout, Luncheon Speaker; And Kristin B. Gerdy & Pamela Lysaght, Presentation of Mary S. Lawrence Award, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 855 (2010)

Linda H. Edwards, A Writing Life, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 867 (2010)

M.H. Sam Jacobson, The Curse of Tradition in the Law School Classroom: What Casebook Professors Can Learn from Those Professors Who Teach Legal Writing, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 899 (2010)

Jack L. Sammons, Legal Writing Scholarship, Making Strange, and the Aesthetics of Legal Rhetoric, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 925 (2010)


Second National Law Journal Conference, Better Scholarship, Better Pedagogy, Greater Openness, 36 Queen’s L.J. 345–442 (2011)2 [2. Canadian law journal.]

Roderick A. Macdonald, Who’s Afraid of the Cyber-Law-Journal, 36 Queen’s L.J. 345 (2011)

Neil Craik, Philip Bryden & Katie Ireton, Law Review: Scholarship and Pedagogy in Canadian Law Journals, 36 Queen’s L.J. 393 (2011)


National Conference of Law Review Best Practices Conference, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 85–258 (2013)

Best Practice: Leadership

William Wagner, Leaving a Legacy of Excellence on Your Law Review, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 85 (2013)

Laurel Romanella, Follow the Leader, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 97 (2013)

Scott R. Harrison, Cream of the Crop, Interviewing and Selecting for Success, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 107 (2013)

Nicole Sciotto & Peter Tsoflias, Mentoring in Your Journal for School and Career, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 129 (2013)

Graham Boswell et al., Intraschool Journal Relations, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 133 (2013)

Taryn Lamme, Recreating Your Organizational Structure, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 139 (2013)

 

Best Practice: Article Solicitation

Lauren M. Smith, The New Haven School of Thought—A Focused Foundation in Article Analysis, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 141 (2013)

Paul Carrier & William Wagner, Publishing to a Global Audience, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 147 (2013)

David L. Finnegan, Publishing to a Global Audience, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 151 (2013)

Paul Carrier, David L. Finnegan & William Wagner, Publishing to a Global Audience Q&A Session, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 155 (2013)

Sarah Fuhrman, Stop Waiting for Godot: Proactive Solicitations, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 161 (2013)

Sarah Fuhrman & Colin Maguire, Alternatives to Articles, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 167 (2013)

Steven W. Kranz, Social Media for Law Journals, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 173 (2013)

Cathryn Rudolph, Unleashing Law Reviews onto Social Media: Preventing Mishaps with a Social-Media Policy, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 185 (2013)

 

Best Practice: Editing

Joseph Kimble, How to Dominate Your Reader—And Make Stewie Griffin Proud , 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 191 (2013)

Joseph Kimble, Tips for Better Writing in Law Reviews (And Other Journals), 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 197 (2013)

Edward M. O’Brien & Spencer J. Brooks, Streamlining the Editing Process, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 203 (2013)

Joshua A. Rummel & Taryn Lamme, Moving to Electronic Editing, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 215 (2013)

 

Best Practice: Publishing

Kristen E. Brierley & John E. Fries, Transforming Your Law Review from Print to Digital , 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 219 (2013)

Tim Hurd, Law Journals and Emerging Publishing Technology, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 225 (2013)

 

Best Practice: Third-Party Relations

Rick Bales, Author Relations, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 229 (2013)

Jamie J. Baker, How Law Librarians Can Help Create a Law Review Library for Cite Checking, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 233 (2013)

Jamie J. Baker, How Law Librarians Can Assist with Law Journal Publication Agreements, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 237 (2013)

Barbara H. Bean, Cite-Checking Boot Camp: How Librarians Can Help the Cite-Checking Process Run Smoothly, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 241 (2013)

Yolanda P. Jones, Libraries Can Help: Institutional Repositories, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 245 (2013)

Erin Jensen, Using TWEN to Manage Your Law Review, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 251 (2013)

Matthew R. Amon, The Paperless Law Review, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 255 (2013)

 

The following two tabs change content below.
Brian M. Stewart is the owner of Legal Mechanics, LLC, a writing and editing company specializing in works of legal scholarship. He has previously been published in the UC Davis Business Law Journal, the Florida Historical Quarterly, The Green Bag, and the University of Miami Law Review (twice).

Leave a Reply