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The Unwritten Article, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

The Unwritten Article, Erik M. Jensen

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A law review article without footnotes? Unthinkable. But what about an article with only footnotes - and footnotes to footnotes? Thinkable. And here it is.


Performance Scholarship And The Internal Revenue Code, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

Performance Scholarship And The Internal Revenue Code, Erik M. Jensen

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If we can have performance art-and we can-why not performance scholarship? This commentary suggests an entirely new scholarly emphasis for legal academics. (OK, it's not entirely new, but it's new for those of us not teaching trial practice.)


Law Review Correspondence: Better Read Than Dead?, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

Law Review Correspondence: Better Read Than Dead?, Erik M. Jensen

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These essays were part of a mini-symposium, “Of Correspondence and Commentary,” published by the Connecticut Law Review. At the time, a number of prominent law reviews had begun to publish “correspondence,” shorter pieces generally commenting on work published in the reviews. Whatever they were called, however, these pieces looked an awful lot like articles, complete with footnotes, titles with colons, and other law-review-type stuff. The author used the creation of correspondence sections to ruminate on the nature of legal scholarship, as published in student-edited law reviews, and in particular to wonder whether authors were using correspondence sections as backdoor ways ...


A Call For A New Buffalo Law Scholarship, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

A Call For A New Buffalo Law Scholarship, Erik M. Jensen

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Those who haven't been paying attention to buffalo law should.


The Law Review Manuscript Glut: The Need For Guidelines, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

The Law Review Manuscript Glut: The Need For Guidelines, Erik M. Jensen

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Legal academics generally publish in student-edited journals that have no sole-submission requirement, and it is common for authors to submit articles to dozens of journals at a time. As a result, law reviews are buried in manuscripts. Most manuscripts cannot even be looked at, much less evaluated, and there’s not much reason for evaluation anyway: a journal has little chance to publish any particular article. In short, the legal publication system is broken. (Indeed, given the ease and trivial cost of electronic submission - why not submit the article on artichoke law to Yale as well as So-So State? - things ...


Law Review Article Placement: Benefit Or Beauty Prize?, Dennis J. Callahan, Neal Devins Jan 2006

Law Review Article Placement: Benefit Or Beauty Prize?, Dennis J. Callahan, Neal Devins

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Integrating Contract Drafting Skills And Doctrine, Eric Goldman Jan 2006

Integrating Contract Drafting Skills And Doctrine, Eric Goldman

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In February 2006, I participated in the Symposium, Teaching Writing and Teaching Doctrine: A Symbiotic Relationship?, at Brooklyn Law School. I prepared some personal and unscientific observations about the challenges of concurrently teaching legal doctrine and contract drafting. Obviously, there is a rich literature on these topics that I did not try to address; instead, my goal was simply to acknowledge my first-hand experiences wrestling with these challenges and discuss some specific solutions I have tried. This brief Essay recaps my presentation.


Contract Drafting Courses For Upper-Level Students: Teaching Tips, Robin A. Boyle Jan 2006

Contract Drafting Courses For Upper-Level Students: Teaching Tips, Robin A. Boyle

Faculty Publications

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Contract-drafting courses are gaining in popularity in law school, and they are a pleasure to teach. On July 20–21, 2005,Northwestern University School of Law provided the location and Judith A. Rosenbaum provided on-site assistance in hosting the first national conference, in recent times, on the topic of contract drafting. The conference was aptly called “Teaching Contract Drafting.” Approximately 100 participants attended, which was significantly more than the organizers expected. The conference’s large attendance indicates the need and growing enthusiasm for guidance on how to develop and teach contract drafting courses. The organizers of the conference, Susan ...