Law Review Editors to Authors: “Too Many Words”

The blogosphere is abuzz with the announcement that law reviews are going to try to limit the length of law review articles. If true, this is excellent news for everyone, including authors like me. But I don’t believe it for a second. Law review articles editors are still going to need to be educated on very specialized topics to appreciate the import of the paper, and editors are still going to make decisions about a manuscript based on factors that have nothing to do with its content. After this year’s crop of editors turns over, it will be interesting to see how many editors remember this treaty.